These puffy paint pumpkins smell great, and they will brighten up your room too. Your students are sure to love making this simple fall art activity.
It’s finally beginning to feel like fall. The farmers are harvesting the crops and the leaves are falling off the trees. Of course, it’s not fall without pumpkins! Today, we decorated our classroom with puffy paint pumpkins. One of our favorite art supplies to use when we are creating process art crafts is our homemade puffy paint. It is so easy to make and my students always love to paint with it.
How To Make Puffy Paint Pumpkins:
- Shaving Cream
- White Glue
- Orange Paint or Food Coloring
- Pumpkin Spice
- Paper Plate
- Paint Brush
- Green Card Stock or Craft Foam
- Black Card Stock or Craft Foam (optional)
Before making this fall art activity, you need to prepare the puffy paint. It is easy to make so I let my students help me.
First, mix one part shaving cream and one part white glue together in a bowl.
Next, add a few drops of orange paint or food coloring and pumpkin spice and mix the ingredients together. You can add more paint or food coloring and pumpkin spice until you have your desired color and scent.
Fall Art Activity Directions:
To begin, your students will use the orange puffy paint to paint a paper plate.
After the paint dries, the children can cut a rectangle out of the green card stock or craft form. Next, they can glue it on top of the paper plate for the pumpkin’s stem.
As an option, your students can cut eyes, a nose, and mouth out of the black card stock or craft foam. Then they can glue it in the middle of the paper plate to create a jack-o-lantern.
After the glue dries, you can create a pumpkin patch and display all of your students’ pumpkins on a bulletin board or around the classroom door.
These Puffy Paint Pumpkins not only smell great but they will brighten up your room too. Your students are sure to love making this simple fall art activity.
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