Monday, October 8, 2012
Painting on pumpkins: Meet Spooky and Lightning
Well, we harvested them (finally) and came up with quite the showing of pumpkins and gourds! Until now, though, they'd all simply been sitting on our bench out front, not even particularly decoratively.
Tonight after dinner, she set to painting. You can see Spooky, mostly finished, above. He's got a green scar and large, fang-like teeth.
Sarah says he has a green scar "because he was playing in the grass and he got a stain that never came off." There you have it!
After doing the first one, she thought she'd do another. This time, she first tried to write out a quote about happiness, but quickly realized that long quotes and small pumpkins aren't an ideal fit.
Thankfully, acrylic paint washes off of pumpkins! (Add that to the list of things Mom learned today!)
So instead, happy with how Spooky turned out, Sarah created a brother for him, this time named Lightning. (Because he has a lightning-like yellow birthmark.)
Linking up today to the Weekly Kids Co-Op, which focused on painting, and the All Year Round Blog Carnival's autumn edition.