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Easy Toddler Halloween Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m working on a huge blog overhaul (including newly categorized tutorials and inspiration – no more messy jumble, yay!) and two writing assignments, so we haven’t done as much crafting as normal this week. We did, however, try to make this simple Jack O’Lantern painting with Simon yesterday…and it would have been a huge hit IF he actually liked painting! I’m starting to think that this kid can’t possibly be one of mine – what toddler doesn’t enjoy messy painting?!? I started off with a sheet of smooth bristol paper and taped off a pumpkin face with green painters tape.

We got out the orange tempera paint and started painting…

…very, very slowly. If your kiddo is like mine, this might take quite awhile! In the end I painted the entire page orange for him and then let him go back and dab and paint over the top. I’m pretty patient when it comes to my kids’ art and expression, but this was taking forrr-evvv-errr, and Simon was already declaring “all done,” and trying to put the lid back on the paint container. Sometimes it’s okay for Mom to help out, right?

We let the paint dry and then peeled off the green tape.

 

Cut the paper into a pumpkin shape and use the green painter’s tape to add a stem. Easy peasy!

 

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  1. Great idea. My 3 yr old loves to paint and asks to do it just about every day. He will love this. Thanks!

  2. Okay, that’s pretty cute!! A nice gift for grandma too. :)

  3. I love this idea Heidi!
    I babysit my 20 mo. old Granddaughter and I am just now getting into coloring and craft activities with her. This would be PERFECT for her!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Lisa Hall
    lisastuf.blogspot.com

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Easy Toddler Halloween Art







We tried to make this simple Jack O’Lantern painting with Simon yesterday…and it would have been a huge hit IF he actually liked painting! I’m starting to think that this kid can’t possibly be one of mine – what toddler doesn’t enjoy messy painting?!? I started off with a sheet of smooth bristol paper and taped off a pumpkin face with green painters tape.

We got out the orange tempera paint and started painting…

 …very, very slowly. If your kiddo is like mine, this might take quite awhile. He really just is NOT that interested in painting yet!

In the end I painted the entire page orange for him and then let him go back and dab and paint over the top. I’m pretty patient when it comes to my kids’ art and expression, but this was taking forrr-evvv-errr, and Simon was already declaring “all done,” and trying to put the lid back on the paint container. Sometimes it’s okay for Mom to help out, right?

 We let the paint dry and then peeled off the green tape.

Cut the paper into a pumpkin shape and use the green painter’s tape to add a stem. Easy peasy! 



Comments

  1. Great idea. My 3 yr old loves to paint and asks to do it just about every day. He will love this. Thanks!

  2. Okay, that’s pretty cute!! A nice gift for grandma too. :)

  3. I love this idea Heidi!
    I babysit my 20 mo. old Granddaughter and I am just now getting into coloring and craft activities with her. This would be PERFECT for her!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Lisa Hall
    lisastuf.blogspot.com

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