October and pumpkins go hand and hand. They are often used to add color and charm to front porches, fireplaces and home decorations.
Yet, not everyone loves to carve pumpkins, so why not break out some art supplies and create your own whimsical fall decorations.
How we transformed plastic milk bottles into pumpkins.
This project started by collecting recycled milk bottles, and these were used as the base of our pumpkins.To make the pumpkins taller, attach paper towel rolls and cut them to the specific height desired by each child.
To perk up the shape of each individual pumpkin, tape some crinkled newspaper around the bottle.
Use masking tape to hold it down.
Wrapped the entire bottle with newspaper to create a smooth surface for painting.
To secure the newspaper, tape around the rim of the bottle.
Allow the children to decorate their pumpkins by using a variety of art materials.