Some days this mama just wants to avoid the MESS!! Lets face it, doing arts and craft activities with kids is messy, but today we managed to paint TWO pumpkins without a single drop of paint landing on my kiddos. NOW THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT! This activity does not require much and is a great hands on FALL activity for your little ones!
What you will need (LINKS):
- FREE Printable Pumpkin drawing
- I drew this printable myself, so it is not perfect but it will do!
- Large zip-lock bags
- Orange washable paint
Print out your pumpkin template that is provided above and cut around the edges so it will fit in your bag. I put a small piece of tape on the back of the pumpkins so they stayed in place while we painted. Before closing your bag put a globe of paint on your pumpkins and then close your bag!
I taped each side of the bag to the table so the bag also stayed in place! Aliza got the hang of her project pretty quickly. She used both of her hands to spread her paint out until it covered her pumpkin completely.
This was also a great activity for my baby Gianna who is 7 months old! I taped her bag to her high chair and let her explore!
I had to help guide her hands to cover her pumpkin entirely, but she loved scratching her fingers back and forth feeling the squishy texture of the paint and loved looking at the bright color!
This is a great activity for little ones who have sensitivities to touching paint!! To some, paint may feel uncomfortable and this is a great way to keep their hands clean while still feeling the squishy texture! They will love this activity!
Once finished, remove the pumpkins from your bags and let them dry ! Once complete hang those babies on your refrigerator or wall for a little fall decoration!
Although some days I need projects like this, I am all about sensory play and letting my girls get messy because it is so beneficial! Check out some of my other favorite sensory activities here!
- Shaving cream for sensory play
- Sensory play with water beads
- Sensory Bottle Fun
- 5 simple sensory bags for babies and toddlers
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