October 24, 2012 by Decorum DIYer
It is that time of year. This past weekend my husband and I took our three children to a local produce farm to pick pumpkins. We enjoyed a hayride and the beautiful, autumnal weather here in Maryland. The kids had a great time choosing pumpkins. As a family, we selected one for each child, three for the family, and one each for the grandparents. Here are a few pictures of the kids enjoying the pumpkin farm and choosing the perfect pumpkins.
When we returned home from the pumpkin farm, we decorated two of the pumpkins quickly and easily. With three kids six and under, carving a pumpkin isn’t the best idea.
So, we decided to decorate our pumpkins with our handprints. I’d seen plenty of hand print art on Pinterest and thought it would be a great way to go about this project.
Each child’s hand was painted with some leftover, white, latex paint.
The handprints were placed on the pumpkin inverted. So, each child’s palm was towards the stem, with the fingers towards the base of the pumpkin.
This doesn’t make a great hand impression, but the goal is to create a ghostly image.
Quite possibly the easiest and most fun pumpkin decorating I have done in a long time.
It was also one of the easiest and most fun gifts we have made as a family.
Both sets of grandparents were thrilled to receive them and the children were quite proud of their ‘hand’y-work.
Don’t forget to check out other great Pinterest-inspired projects over at Young House Love, as well as the blogs below!
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Until next time…, happy pumpkin painting!