When my husband and I got married, we made it a tradition every October to have a pumpkin carving contest. Knowing us, the contest quickly became competitive, but of course I always lost to him because he uses a scalpel blade at work every day – so not fair, his pumpkins were amazing! So last year, I decided to use the girls as an excuse to change the pumpkin carving into pumpkin painting; much safer and much more ME. : )
This year Paisley picked out these adorable donut-painting kits for us to use (thank you Target). They were inexpensive, easy to follow and provided all of the items needed, minus the plastic table cloth and pumpkins. Since Paisley and I are donut lovers, we had a blast turning our bright orange pumpkins into pink frosted & sprinkled donuts! You will notice, Paisley painted her entire pumpkin with frosting because she said she wished all donuts were completely covered in frosting… Smart girl, I couldn’t agree more!
One very happy … DONUT-LOVING … pumpkin painter.
I absolutely recommend painting pumpkins with your kiddos. It is safer than carving, and allows them to be creative. Paisley enjoyed it so much, and she is already looking forward to painting pumpkins again next year!