Pumpkin Painting

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!
IMG_3590IMG_3591IMG_3589IMG_3587IMG_3585IMG_3581One very happy … DONUT-LOVING … pumpkin painter.
IMG_3584I 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!

Throwback to 2014 : 2 year old Paisley’s – 1st pumpkin painting adventureIMG_7712 IMG_7739 IMG_7735

Happy Painting!jenna - signature

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  • Reply Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 29, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Aw, so fun! They turned out cute! Hunter LOVED painting his pumpkin this year too. I’m much more a fan of painting over carving as well. 😉 Paisley looks so little in the photos from last year – adorable!

  • Reply Jenna October 30, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Thanks Ashley, I agree – painting is soooo much easier with kiddos. Ha ha – Paisley has grown up so much, along with her painting skills! 🙂

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