Pumpkin Painting with Art Junki & Da Pack

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

The Setup

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Otto picking his pumpkin

Pumpkin Picasso is all smiles

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Wolfenstein is channeling his vision into Grandma D’s hands

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Edward Paintbrush Hands

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My pumpkin is off to a Zig-Zaggin’ start

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GLITTER!!!!!!!!!!!

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THE FINAL PRODUCTS

Otto’s Pumpkin

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Wolf & Grandma D’s Pumpkin: GO CUBBIES!!!!!!!

Ingrid’s Pumpkin

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My Pumpkin!!!

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SHINE BRIGHT like my pumkin

Pumpkin Family
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