Paint pumpkin craft for a book character

You could put a gray wig on the pumpkin and stick real glasses on her. Silver spray paint and cardboard lend ingenuity to this iconic getup. How to decorate a cat in the hat pumpkin home guides. Easy pumpkin craft for children that connections literacy and creativity. Once dry, continue with the black paint for the hair, eyes and other details for frankensteins monster. Pumpkin book characters are a fun way to bring stories alive and decorate for halloween at the same time. Pumpkin book characters will be sure to delight any book lover this halloween season, and the possibilities for fun are endless. Pumpkins are listed using above photo as reference.

On the entry form you must write the title and author of the book, and bring the book or a picture of the book cover to display with your pumpkin. Slowly, peel off the stencil and readhere it to a new spot on the pumpkin. It was only natural that i combined the two together to. Oct, 2015 to go along with the book we made a pumpkin paper plate craft, colored a witch, ghost, vampire, mummy, and bat, then put them in sequential order and tucked them inside our pumpkin. Pumpkin decorating ideas inspired by your childs favorite book. Our first school project from mamas like me turn a pumpkin into your favorite book character. Cut white horns of card stock or cardboard and glue to the top. Draw on the facial features with a black permanent marker. Oct 24, 2019 ideas for decorating kidfriendly pumpkins at home or in the classroom. Nocarve pumpkins inspired by disney films disney family.

Sep 25, 2019 start by removing the stem of a medium pumpkin. Oct 11, 2019 paint the whole pumpkin to make a message board, craft a silhouette, or let your kids add features to the characters using chalk. Its halloween season and time to get crafty to scare up some devilish decor. Halloween crafts for the whole family no pumpkin guts spilled were spilled for this fall diy. Bring your decorated pumpkin to the lobby any day with the sign below and book. Book character pumpkin pumpkin painting pumpkin pumpkin, pumpkin crafts. Book character pumpkins and more see more ideas about pumpkin decorating, character. On the entry form write the title and author of the book. The wizard of oz was a book long before it was a movie, and your child can represent a story thats lasted the ages with this tin man costume. To go along with the book we made a pumpkin paper plate craft, colored a witch, ghost, vampire, mummy, and bat, then put them in sequential order and tucked them inside our pumpkin. Oct 08, 2019 to decorate you can use paper, glue, paint, markers, pipe cleaners, fabric, or other craft items on the pumpkin. Ces book character pumpkin decorating contest 2014 duration.

In the past, my class has used characters from books such as. Add a face to the pumpkin to make a jackolantern, or leave it off entirely for an adorable fall craft. Ces book character pumpkin decorating contest 2014. Oct 23, 2016 ces book character pumpkin decorating contest 2014. I love book page crafts maybe thats because i love books so much. Decorate a pumpkin to look like a character from the book you selected.

Pumpkin book character ideas for october or halloween library displaycontest stacie. Unicorn book character pumpkin pumpkin painting 2019 book character. It always amazes me what kids and parents think of. To decorate you can use paper, glue, paint, markers, pipe cleaners, fabric, or other craft items on the pumpkin. See more ideas about pumpkin books, pumpkin decorating and character pumpkins. No, this is nothing new, but i like to think the stem on my pumpkins is different than those ive seen and if i make these again i will make the stems even longer and curlier. But also, because book page crafts are inexpensive, they use materials that most of us have on hand already and the neutral look of the all over black and white text, is a great background drop for pretty much anything that you would like to add to it. Students dress up a pumpkin to look like their favorite book character.

The library is hosting a book character pumpkin project. Using a small pumpkin and some fun materials, kids can bring their pumpkins to life. Use the pumpkin project blueprint to sketch out ideas and make a list. From davidandtraceyg make a ninja turtle, fly guy, frog and toad, or chester the cat pumpkin. Paint the whole pumpkin to make a message board, craft a silhouette, or let your kids add features to the characters using chalk. Make sure you give yourself enough paint to cover your pumpkin when you submerge it. Book page pumpkin tutorial home decor, recipe, craft. Using a craft stick or wire, make and attach the glasses. Once you have your paint ready to go, grab a pumpkin by its stem and dip it into one of the colors. Painting pumpkins 3 ways from mess for less use tape and stickers to keep some of the pumpkin paint free. The best painted pumpkin ideas from the martha stewart. Paint a pumpkin that looks just like one of the cutest droids in the galaxy. It may help to have the book or a picture of the cat in the hat handy so you can work from the pictures when you paint your pumpkin.

Big pumpkin storytelling paper plate craft and free printable. Oct 20, 2015 when it comes to halloween, i get more excited about pumpkin carving than costumes. On the entry form, you must write the title and author of the book and bring the book or a picture of the book cover to display with your pumpkin andor gourd. Here are some more of our favorite pumpkin art activities. Mummy pumpkin from mama pea pod i love the addition of spiders. Then, simply poke map tacks in a variety of colors all over the pumpkin to create a really fun, 3d design. Follow this guide on how to paint a pumpkin and use your imagination to create a menagerie of ghastly gourds. Turn a pumpkin into your favorite storybook character. See more ideas about pumpkin books, character pumpkins, pumpkin decorating. Apr 04, 2020 the library is hosting a book character pumpkin project.

Projects must represent a book character from a bookgraphic novel. Pick a pumpkin that is relatively fresh and wont rot quickly. This painted pumpkin is inspired by sallys patchwork and will look perfect with your halloween decor. These nocarve pumpkin ideas will help your pumpkins last longer, too.

Create a pumpkin in honor of jack skellingtons one true love. Bad kitty pumpkin character pumpkins, book character pumpkins. You just need to paint a girls face but you can get red fabric and put a cloth over the pumpkin in a hooded shape. There are even pumpkin crafts that mix a little learning in with all the fall fun. Yesterday i made this minecraft creeper pumpkin for my mantel. See more ideas about pumpkin decorating, character pumpkins and halloween pumpkins.

You could also do mother goose and do a little old lady. Projects must represent a book character from a book graphic novel. When it comes to halloween, i get more excited about pumpkin carving than costumes. See more ideas about pumpkin books, book character pumpkins and character pumpkins.

When all the pages are cut, fold the spine in half and hot glue it the ends together. When halloween or the fall season comes knocking, painting a pumpkin is a creative and fun craft that the whole family can enjoy without the mess of making a jackolantern. There are so many neat pumpkins designed to look like characters from childrens books. Hotglue a 34inch by 12inch dowel where the stem was. The kit includes eight paints, two brushes, a bag of fake spiderweb material, and assorted craft supplies for adding extra dimensional features like hair. Use craft paint to paint the top a granny smithesque apple green. Oct 16, 2019 paint a pumpkin in one solid color and let it dry. If your set of acrylic paints doesnt include orange, as mine didnt, mix yellow and red. To paint this pumpkin, adhere the leaf stencil to the pumpkin and pounce the inside of the stencil with white craft paint. Mix fun and learning with these cute pumpkin crafts for kids. Paint a pumpkin to look like a lego man and stick on top of a box.

Cut a strip of orange, purple, red or blue fabric and also cut holes for the. Turn the pumpkin on its side and paint on eyes and a mouth. Big pumpkin storytelling paper plate craft and free. You can make that character come to life and display it proudly when youre done.

Transform your mini pumpkins into angry birds characters with a little acrylic paint and craft foam from the dollar store. The characters in the book are constantly pulling on the pumpkin and as the kids retell the story they can pull out each character from the book to make story time. Wendi, in one of the pictures of the book pumpkin, there was one with it that looked like paper plates that had been accordionpleated and stacked, leaving some space between and tapering the top and lower layers to create a rounder shape. Painted jackolantern pumpkin rocks adventure in a box. Repeat this method until the pumpkins entire rounded surface is covered in leaves. Oct 05, 2015 we are headed to the pumpkin patch next weekend. A lot of kids are too young to carve a pumpkin, but that doesnt mean they have to miss out on making a jackolantern. Cat in the hat hats can be found online or at a party store. Halloween crafts how to paint a story book pumpkin for halloween. Once dry, use craft paint to paint the bottom a golden caramel color. Pumpkin carving is probably as old as halloween itself, but pumpkin painting is a relatively new development. Painted foam pumpkin book character craft preschool. You may use a real pumpkin but it may not be carved.

Creating a pumpkin based on a favorite storybook character is the ultimate extension activity. See more ideas about character pumpkins, book character pumpkins and pumpkin decorating. Directions on how to make the where the wild things are. Start at the top right corner, work your way across, and then down to the next row. So many fun and easy pumpkin crafts for kids to make. Bring the book or a picture of the book cover to display with your pumpkinsgourds. Big pumpkin by erica silverman is one of our favorite halloween books that is fun to read and teaches kids about teamwork. How to decorate a cat in the hat pumpkin home guides sf. These book character pumpkins are easier to make than they look, and they can be customized in so many ways. Today we are sharing a canvas and popsicle stick craft idea that is perfect to go along with the book character spookley the square pumpkin. To decorate you can use paper, glue, markers, pipe cleaners, fabric, or any other craft items glued onto your pumpkin. Pumpkins with dents and bumps will be harder to paint with a brush. Does your child need to decorate a pumpkin inspired by there favorite book.

Ive shared fun pumpkin activities to do with real pumpkins a while back, but i always find pumpkin crafts that i think are so adorable i had to share these pumpkin crafts to make with the kids. Pinkalicious and the pink pumpkin book and craft fspdt. Sure, these pumpkin decorating ideas go beyond the simple jack o lantern tradition. Use the same brush to paint the next section from the top and again below the largest section with lamp black. Paint the pumpkin green and wait for the paint to dry. This halloween pumpkin craft is a silly activity thats a safer version of pumpkin carving. The characters in the book are constantly pulling on the pumpkin and as the kids. Martha stewart crafts vintage decor paint in sailor blue, pear, and smoke.

I started brainstorming decorating ideas for when an idea hit me. In a few easy steps you can make a diy book pumpkin too. It is highly recommended that you use a foam pumpkin, as the real ones do not last long. Featuring acrylic craft paint and other specialty paints including outdoor craft paint, metallic craft paint and more. An ideal pumpkin for painting has a mostly smooth surface with few blemishes.

In our school, every class decorates a pumpkin like a character in a childrens book. The moment my kids walked in from the bus stop, their eyes went right to it and they all started. I think that different shades of yellow and red add character to the pumpkins, like natural variation. Painted pumpkins last longer than carved ones and allow for very different looks. What storybook character should we paint our pumpkin. Sep 07, 2015 creating a pumpkin based on a favorite storybook character is the ultimate extension activity. Shopkins pumpkin how to paint a shopkin on a halloween pumpkin. The best painted pumpkin ideas from the martha stewart living staff. Painted vintage pumpkin character project by decoart. You could even paint the back of the pumpkin as a wolf to make it versatile.

You may paint your pumpkin, glue things on it, or use marking pens to make your creation look like a book character. Bring vintage back this halloween with this pumpkin character painted with americana acrylics. If real, please pick a pumpkin your child can carry independently. Pumpkins take paint really well we used regular acrylic paint to paint directly on the dry pumpkins. See more ideas about character pumpkins, book character pumpkins, pumpkin decorating. Oct 30, 2015 every year around halloween time, kids are invited to decorate their own pumpkins as a storybook character and bring them to school. But, how about letting a childrens book inspire the pumpkin creation. Every year around halloween time, kids are invited to decorate their own pumpkins as a storybook character and bring them to school.

Hopefully you like our outside the box pumpkin canvas idea and it comes in handy for you while doing storytime, this time of year. No need to wield a giant knife, risking injury to yourself and others. If youre looking to avoid the mess of carving pumpkins into ghoulish goblins and ghosts, try painting them instead with delightfully scary designs. Sep 17, 2017 shopkins pumpkin how to paint a shopkin on a halloween pumpkin.

Aug 05, 2019 the wizard of oz was a book long before it was a movie, and your child can represent a story thats lasted the ages with this tin man costume. Start by downloading, tracing, and cutting out our. Oct 9, 2014 ive been painting a lot of pumpkins lately what can i say, i love halloween and crafty fun and the two just go together. Here are some fun pumpkin ideas that you can use for your own pumpkin contest.

Painting pumpkins can be a fun, easy, and safer alternative to carving them around halloween, especially for young children. Remove from bowl and let excess paint drip off before moving pumpkins to the drying rack. Painted foam pumpkin book character craft preschool inspirations. Start with a small section of pages and cut along the top and bottom like the center picture below. It was only natural that i combined the two together to make book page pumpkins.

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