Fall Activity for Kids- Painting Craft Pumpkins


My friend Sara recently asked me what kinds of Fall activities I had planned for the twins. Apart from going to all the pumpkin patches in and around town I came up with nothing.

That’s when she suggested painting craft pumpkins. I had never heard of a craft pumpkin – it can be carved if needed, but it’s sturdy, yet soft and it’s almost like poly styrene yet denser. You can find these at your local arts and craft store.

At the store they told me to purchase the craft acrylic paint as the washable paints would just wash off. We also purchased a sealer to keep the paint on when we put them outside.

The twins had their older cousins over to help with the project.

Here is the fun we had…..

And once the pumpkins were done they switched to painting the packing peanuts which we plan to string up for our Christmas Tree.

Do you have any fun activities you like to do this time of year?

About Twin Mom

34 year old, born in a small steel town in South Africa, now living in a large Steel City in the US. Mother of twins and loving every moment.
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18 Responses to Fall Activity for Kids- Painting Craft Pumpkins

  1. Michele says:

    Smart lady–to put that covering over their clothes!! They did a marvelous job and appeared to be enjoying themselves.

  2. Erinn S says:

    I have never thought to just paint. I always just go straight to carving then I end up doing all the carving for them!

  3. As always, fun fun fun at your house. The boys have a fabulous mommy!
    Please send a pumpkin my way. :)

  4. Sofia says:

    We just did this the other day!! The boys decided they wanted to paint their pumpkins instead of carving them, so I had to let them :) And they had such a blast

  5. Lexie Lane says:

    Wow! Just look at those colorful punkins! The boys are so crafty! Nice to see them really getting into it!

  6. Vonnie says:

    What a neat idea of painting pumpkins! My kids would love this project because they love to paint.

  7. Erin P. says:

    That looks so fun. What a blast I bet you all had. I’m going to need to do that with my daughter. Great Idea!

  8. I love what the twins are wearing! I need something like that for my boy, who also loves to paint and draw and make a mess out of his clothes. Haha! :)

  9. Mary Hill says:

    I love pumpkins this time of year. That activity looks so fun. Following you from VoiceBoks. Thanks for following me.


    Mary-andering Creatively

  10. Sista says:

    Sista, I just love this idea, and have never seen it before. Have you still got them? Certainly does look like fun was had by all.

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