This halloween themed happy sad kids pumpkin finger painting art activity is perfect for a toddler or preschool aged kids. Add these cute adorable pumpkins to your halloween home decorations while exploring emotions with your child.
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- Cardstock (I LOVE and always use this one. It glides through my printer easily and is the perfect weight for finger painting and all other activities.)
- Finger paint pumpkin
- Orange Finger Paint (The first time we did this activity we did not have orange so I mixed red and yellow paint.)You may have seen a step by step on my instagram account. I showed you guys how easy clean up was too because of the way I set up the activity.
For open ended art today we made finger paint pumpkins. The theme was orange and black. I noticed in yesterdays spider activity that D didn’t want to get his hands dirty with the paint and his teacher at school mentioned a few days before that he didn’t want to play with mud so I took this opportunity to take out the finger paints. I’m going to focus this week for D on textures. I will be encouraging touching, feeling, and mixing.
Since we did not have any orange finger paints we squirted red and yellow finger paint.
D mixed it and it became orange… (excellent hands on way to teach colors… We used a toothpick to mix but next time i’m going to encourage him to use his fingers)
I had printed out our pumpkins and cut them. D then finger painted them orange.
When we were done we added black eyes, nose, and a mouth.
I know that open ended art is supposed to have no guidance but today I knew that D needed a SLIGHTLY structured activity. He enjoys open ended art more when me or his cousins do the activity alongside him ( I had a pumpkin to finger paint too).
We also talked about emotions and so we made one pumpkin sad and one pumpkin happy.
Would you like to do this activity with your child? Here is a printable: Finger paint pumpkin. (Or click the picture)
Just print the pieces on card stock (or normal paper if that’s all you have), Cut, finger paint, glue shapes on 🙂
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These look great. Finger painting is one of our favorite things to do. It seems every time we paint we end up finger painting.
Very cute. I love how you joined in the fun and the opportunity of discussion emotions.
Your Pumpkins turned out so cute and what a great way to incorporate a lesson plan on emotions!
These came out cute!
Very cute pumpkins – Dean did a very thorough finger painting job here.
Unfortunately, my littlest guy has NO problem with paint and practically bathes in it. (We actually painted in the bathtub the last time. Saved a step!)
Love the finger painting. As always a great job:-).
Great how you incorporate lessons, like emotions, with the finger painting. Dean did a great job!
I love them 🙂
These came out great and it sounds like it was a great teaching opportunity too.
I love pumpkins! cute pumpkins and great printable!
I love your craft ideas for Halloween:-) My kids and I will be doing some of these (thanks:-) Also I would like to award you with the Best Blog Award. Please come on over and check it out http://www.womanandmom.blogspot.com
Those turned out great! Thanks so much for the idea and printable, I'll be linking.
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