Happy Halloween everybody! Last week I shared a simple pumpkin decorating activity that my kids loved. I have another one this week that is also really simple with limitless possibilities, my favorite. We’ve been having a blast making pumpkin suncatchers. They don’t have to be pumpkins. In fact, my girls have requested that I have witches waiting for them when they get home, but pumpkins are a great place to start because they are simple to draw for a lot of kids.
markers (we used my favorite art supply of the moment FUNCHALK Markers, sharpies would work well too or even acrylic paint)
1. Cut out a square of contact paper and tape it to a tray, placemat or table. Tape with the clear side up but don’t peel it yet.
2. Invite your child to draw a pumpkin or their favorite halloween picture. If they are little, you might want to draw out a basic pumpkin. My girls enjoyed doing their own pumpkins and baby pumpkins, as well as coloring in pumpkins I drew.
3. Color in the drawing with sharpies or FUNCHALK Markers. We love the FunChalk markers because the colors are so vibrant and the chalk goes on like paint. It’s really smooth over the contact paper. Sharpies are great too and they make these great paint brush ones that kids love.
4. Peel the contact paper off the backing and hang it on the window. You can cut the shape out or just leave it in the square.
It’s that simple. You can even move them around once you hang them. The contact paper is pretty durable and very sticky to do over and over.
You can see my almost 3 year old’s purple baby pumpkin here. She loves doing things baby size.
My oldest, age 4, was happy to color in my pumpkin suncatcher as well as make her own. Both girls were totally into it and excited to keep going after school. I’ll grab some pics of the witches when we’re done and post them on my happy place, Instagram. Say hello if you follow along and make sure to check out our #30invitationstoplay challenge. There are over 1000 entries so far, which is so crazy. Keep em coming everyone. I will compile some of the best ideas in a few weeks.
If you are looking for more super fun pumpkin art activities, try pumpkin decorating with tinker trays and pumpkin slime, two of our faves. Thanks for following along and Happy Halloween! xo Meri
Just wanted you to know I enjoy your website etc. I have purchased many art supplies for my grandchildren because of you! I really meant to get books in Aug and got sidetracked. But I will next Aug. thanks for the inspiration!! You don’t have as much time when you are the mom. Grandpa renting rocks!!!!
Super cute, love the colors!
Thanks so much Jess. Love all your great work. Happy to see your name pop up here : )