Let’s say you don’t feel like carving the 35 or so odd little pumpkins that you just bought at the local farm festival (ok, so maybe I haven’t ever bought that many – but it has come close). This children’s art activity takes the actual knife work out of the picture. You can even do this one yourself – the result is quite crafty and gives that added sparkle to a Halloween party table or just dresses up your doorstep. Keep in mind, you’re using glue. That means the glitter pumpkin isn’t a wet weather outdoor craft. If you put it outside the glue is likely to run.
I started this art activity out as a plain no-carve sparkle glue drip pumpkin. It turned out well, but I had quite a lot of glitter left over (I always save the extra sparkly stuff in a bag after crafting). I added a mini pumpkin to the glitter bag and got a disco ball effect. So, this project actually has two parts: 1. The glue drip pumpkin and, 2. A finger paint glue (with no actual paint) glitter shaker version.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
· A pumpkin – I used a smallish size and a teeny tiny mini one. But, any size will work.
· Clear drying school glue
· A plastic bag
Here’s What to Do:
1. Prep your work area. I always put a piece of card stock or scrap paper under any glitter art activity. When you’re done you can empty the excess glitter from the paper into the bag to use for the second project option.
2. Drip glue over the top of the pumpkin. I found it easier to open the lid of the glue container. Your child may not be able to control the flow of glue perfectly well, but it will help him to build fine motor skills and a bit of self-control too!
3. Sprinkle glitter over the glue. Use one color or combine a few.
4. Shake off the excess glitter onto the paper underneath. Spill the glitter into the bag.
5. Take out the next pumpkin.
6. ‘Finger paint’ glue over the surface.
7. Pop the pumpkin into the glitter bag.
8. Shake the pumpkin around.
9. Pull the pumpkin out to reveal a disco ball-like Halloween no-carve pumpkin!
Are you looking for more Halloween or fall activities?
Try this glitter paper mache pumpkin craft!
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