Halloween is the PERFECT occasion to get your artistic juices flowing. The costumes, makeup, decorations, and decor all inspire creativity! Basically, Halloween is any Art Junkis dream…. or would it be a nightmare?
My love for this spook-tacular holiday is something I have been eager to share with my nephews, Otto and Wolf. I want them to have an appreciation for creative expression, and to develop a bond doing something I love. Pumpkin carving was the first thing that came to mind. Its a holiday tradition, and a fun project to do at home. One problem… my nephews are both under the age of two. It’s probably not a wise idea to give an infant and a toddler a carving knife to play with. #badauntie. The solution was simple. Instead of carving the pumpkins, we would paint the pumpkins! #lightbulb. I set up the work station with a variety of paint shades, glitter, and LOTS of newspaper to protect the table. I then showed Otto how to dip his brush into paint, and create a swirl accross the pumpkin. His face lit up as if he were watching a magic trick. I knew in that moment that I had created an Art Junki.
Pumpkin Painting with the Wolfpack
Otto picking his pumpkin
Pumpkin Picasso is all smiles
Wolfenstein is channeling his vision into Grandma D’s hands
Edward Paintbrush Hands
My pumpkin is off to a Zig-Zaggin’ start
THE FINAL PRODUCTS
Wolf & Grandma D’s Pumpkin: GO CUBBIES!!!!!!!
SHINE BRIGHT like my pumkin