Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Drip Pumpkin Painting

If you're still looking for a quick, easy, and fun way to decorate pumpkins for tomorrow night, drip painting might be for you. I first read about drip painting pumpkins on The Imagination Tree blog. It was so simple, and their pumpkins turned out so cute that I thought it would be fun to try with Baby Bear this year. Papa Bear and I chose a white pumpkin to try this on, figuring that the colors would look a little more vibrant. Not that we had an orange pumpkin to compare the results to, but I think we were right. The smallest white pumpkin we could find was still bigger than I had planned on using, so this project took a lot of paint. Baby Bear had fun, so I think it was still worthwhile. If we do this again next year, we will use a smaller pumpkin, though.

I helped Baby Bear squeeze large amounts of paint out onto the pumpkin so that it would drip down the sides.
This is what it looked like as the paint was dripping. Pretty cool, right?

Baby Bear also sprinkled some glitter on top so that it would drip down with the paint. It worked okay, but I think using paint that has glitter already mixed in or mixing the glitter into the paint first would work better.

We almost made it to the end of our paint time when Baby Bear decided to run his fingers all over one side of the pumpkin to mix the colors. I added a little more paint to the top so the drip effect we were going for would be more obvious, but I was careful to leave a good amount of his artistic touch visible. The overall product is nice, but the process is what it's all about.


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