(re)capturing the fun & wonder

Pumpkin patch print

The Pumpkin Patch

Ok… so this one got a bit wet on the way home, but I had to share since it was so brilliant (I’m hoping you’ll agree!). My youngest made this in Pre-K today and it sounded super easy to do (if a bit messy, so have wipes handy). Just draw happy, squiggly green lines on plain paper then have your child make a fist. Dip the knuckle part of their fist into orange paint (like they are punching in, only gentler so you don’t get splashed) to make the pumpkin “stamps” and then use just a finger or thumb dipped in green paint to make the leaves and stems. Genius, no?

I’m thinking you could even use fabric paints and make the prints on trick-or-treat bags — it’d also work on grocery bags. Oh, I do like this one, I hope you do, too!