Once we showed Chloe how to paint, she really got into it and enjoyed the process quite a bit. Brady was not interested in painting his pumpkin at all. He was way more interested in playing with his truck.
They turned out really cute and it was actually a lot less messy and time consuming than carving a pumpkin. We had intended to carve a big pumpkin this year too, but we ended up not buying a pumpkin at Dewberry Farm this year so we didn't have a big one to carve. We used our painted pumpkins as decoration outside our front door and that actually seemed to work out well.
Here are a few pumpkin painting photos:
|The artist concentrating hard on her creation. :-)|
|Brady observing, but not too excited to join in.|
|The end result!|
|We used our painted pumpkins and the ghost craft we made at Story Time to decorate our front door where we left our candy bowl while we went trick or treating.|
This was the first year the kids painted pumpkins but I believe we will continue this tradition again next year!