Monday, October 31, 2011

Bring on the Magic of Fall with Whimsical Pumpkins

 
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.

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To perk up the shape of each individual pumpkin, tape some crinkled newspaper around the bottle.
Use masking tape to hold it down.

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Wrapped the entire bottle with newspaper to create a smooth surface for painting. 
To secure the newspaper, tape around the rim of the bottle.
 
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Allow the children to decorate their pumpkins by using a variety of art materials.

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2011 Fall Whimsical Pumpkins


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4 comments:

  1. Love them...what a incredable idea!

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  2. Hi Maria
    What a wonderful and inspiring site!

    I currently work for a not for profit organisation providing child care. Each year we make a calendar to give to each of our educators. The first one was designed around literacy and books. Last year it was designed around science and nature. We are designing this years around creative arts . The idea is to encourage and inspire our educators to provide creative art experiences not just craft activities.

    I am asking for permission to take some of your ideas from your web site to put in the calendar. We would acknowledge and promote your web site throughout the calendar.



    Yours sincerely
    Amanda

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  3. Hi Maree

    Please email me at casamaria07@aol.com, I have few questions to ask.

    Thanks
    Maria

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  4. This is an awesome site. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. I was wondering what is the wonderful art creation that is at the top of all your pages?

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