Today’s idea is brought to you by Twitter. I am a recent convert and one of things I like best is connecting with other mommy bloggers. Yesterday, I responded to a tweet from the fabulous Frugal Family Fun blog run by Val. Seriously, if you have not checked out her ideas, you should. This lady is an idea machine! Anyway, yesterday I tweeted to her that I planned on painting pumpkins with girls. I didn’t have any ideas how we should do it, so I asked her for ideas. She suggested decorating the pumpkins with star stickers, painting them and peeling off the stickers when dry to reveal the pattern. So thanks to Val for the inspiration here.
- Small pumpkins
- Stickers of various shapes
- Masking tape
- Paint (we used black) and paintbrush
- Pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
This fun kids crafts cost us next to nothing. Last weekend, we went to a pumpkin jubilee (not sure what qualified it as a jubilee rather than a festival) and the kids got free little pumpkins. I love getting things for free and free pumpkins, while not as cool as a free car, are still pretty cool. After hearing Val’s super idea, I went in search of some star stickers. I only had enough star stickers for one pumpkin, so I used masking tape on another, and circle stickers on the third. The only circle stickers I had were price stickers from our last garage sale, but they worked fine. Use what you have, I always say.
But not before she made THIS mess.