Well, here we are, on the eve of all Hallow’s Eve. We used one of my favourite painting techniques to make these Smoosh and Stamp Pumpkins today.
I’d had this project in the back of my mind for weeks, and I’m really glad we got around to it today. It was very cool! And like most of our projects, it was inexpensive, and easy enough for even the youngest Hooligans to have fun with.
Supplies needed for smoosh painting:
- Paint (we used orange, red, yellow, brown and green)
- Plastic grocery bag
- Stamps for eyes/nose/mouth (we used wooden blocks, and I made a couple from yogurt containers and styrofoam)
- Cardboard or sturdy construction paper for your “canvas”
Smoosh it well. You want good coverage here. To keep things even tidier, slip your canvas INTO the plastic bag and smoosh away!
We used a hair dryer to dry our pumpkins so we could get to the stamping.
Some chose to be quite deliberate in how they stamped, and some were more creative. This little Hooligans rubbed and smeared her stamps around creating a beautiful collage.
As a final touch, we added “teeth”. I set out corn kernels, borrowed from our corn bin, and white pasta leftover from our “boneyard wreath” project.
How cute is THIS?!