This was yet another fun Fall creation for our kids. I got inspired by a few glitter pumpkin ideas online. I just simply glanced over some photos but did not read the instructions. Also, I love seeing all the beautiful glittered ones in the stores (a bit costly, though). I figured with some glue and glitter, should be pretty easy; and it was!
I had bought those little pumpkins for decorations earlier this Fall and our kids love to hold and play with them. And of course, they love glitter! Hence our creation began!
As we were deciding on glitter colors, our preschooler proclaimed she wanted to use pink. At first, I thought to myself that pink is not a traditional Fall color. But then I figured that pink would make her happy and she probably do not understand all these Fall colors anyway, so why not. What little preschool girl does not like pink and purple?! Then I also decided to let our younger daughter use purple. I guess we use blueberries and similar pink and purple color foods during the Fall, too!!
The materials for this project are few: decorative pumpkins, glue, glitter!
What to do: Paste glue all over the pumpkin (except the very bottom). We used Elmer’s glue because it works great for this and is easy to wash off from your hands. We also used old news paper for backings. Sprinkle a generous amount of glitter immediately all over and let it dry. To create a sort of stripped look, after adding the first coat of glue and glitter, squeeze strips of glue between the “creases” (for lack of a better word) of the pumpkins. Then sprinkle that part with a different color glue. Very young kids would need some help, though.
After we created the first two (the all pink and all purple ones), I loved the idea so much that another day, I had the kids make two more. I use them as decor on our Fall mantle. And they sure look beautiful on there. I would probably do a post with a photo of them on the mantle sometime.
I truly loved the look and could do this often (just even by self) for a simple fun project:)
Have you tried making glitter pumpkins before? They are not only for kids, adults could make them, too!!
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31:27, KJV).