Painting Pumpkins


Pumpkin painting: a great alternative to carving pumpkins. A fun, fall activity to do with any age!

Let the record show that I am pro-pumpkin carving. I have lots of fond memories of doing it as a kid and for sure look forward to do it with mine. However, at this stage in life, an activity that involves sharp utensils, lots of sticky goop, and two “I-want-to-do-it-myself-and-Lord-help-you-if-you-interfere” type kids sounds like a recipe for disaster.

If you’re short on time or have little people who aren’t quite ready to safely shove a knife into a pumpkin, I have a fun solution for you: paint your pumpkins!

Novel idea, I know. I’m sure I’m the first person to ever come up with this, right?

I personally consider the idea a stroke of genius. It’s way less mess, lets kids of all ages be creative in their own way and it’s still a fun once-a-year fall event.Pumpkin painting: a great alternative to carving pumpkins. A fun, fall activity to do with any age!

Here’s a peek at how it went down at my house last week. (Hint-when the video slows down, watch Tyler).

Despite my son’s two mishaps with the glitter, we had a lot of fun doing this. They are very proud of their creations that are proudly displayed on our front porch.

Pumpkin painting: a great alternative to carving pumpkins. A fun, fall activity to do with any age!

Just wanted to pass along the idea to anyone else who thinks carving pumpkins with their children would end in something resembling a zombie apocalypse on their front porch.

Make sure to check out the other fun Halloween ideas we’ve rounded up for you!

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