Following your next trip to a pumpkin farm, explore the exterior of the pumpkins with this fun painting experience.
Pour paint into bowls or onto plates
If you are painting outside the tub, lay down a floor or table covering. We did this in our tub for expedited clean up.
Put a large piece of paper nearby to place your new painting pumpkin when it is completed.
Invite your toddler(s) to help you pick out paint colors.
This is the perfect kind of simple project that involves little set up or prompting. We simply asked "would you like to paint a pumpkin?" and they ran over. After helping me pick out paint colors, they climbed into the tub (wearing just diapers) and were immediately drawn to the pumpkin. We talked more about the pumpkin ("how does it feel?" "wow, it seems heavy when you try to move it") much like we did before we opened this one up. Then they moved to the paint. My daughter paused a moment to make sure it was okay to put her paint covered hands on the pumpkin. I smiled and watched and pretty soon our whole pumpkin was covered.
Remove the pumpkin to the large piece of paper.
Give your little ones a few wet washcloths or wipes to start wiping the sides of the tub while you fill the bathtub.
Floor Covering or Tub
Large piece of Paper
*Open a pumpkin to explore inside and out.
*Paint on other unusual surfaces, for example - the tree outside
*Try our apple vs ball painting experiment.
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