painted pumpkins - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Painting the halloween pumpkins became something of a family tradition each October 31st. As the years went by the artistic talent of the children increased, while my own stayed pretty much the same preschool sort of level. They'd look forward to it, plan their designs, and it made that day so special, all of us around the table with that creative fervour in our eyes! And of course that was only part one. Each November 1st we'd have a bake off, just a family contest, to make a pumpkin inspired breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. It made a two day festival of what otherwise could be about scoffing candy and feeling guilty. I guess we loved Halloween so much we wanted to renovate it, make it fun in a way that was kind to our planet and each other.
Something about painting those pumpkins, it brought out our inner Bob Ross.
"Pah! Carving pumpkins is so yesteryear... painting pumpkins... now that's the new thing, baby, that's the new thing!"
I stared at my painted pumpkin, and it stared back at me, both us happy to have equally goopy brains.
We painted our pumpkins with the twins jumping all around, massive grins upon their faces. It was so much more child-friendly than carving them. We placed them on the steps with a candle-lit lamp, so proud of our family's handicraft! And, as an added bonus, because they were still whole we could make them into seasonal soups and other dishes after, yum!
Those painted pumpkins were the ultimate halloween holiday craft idea for kids! So easy! So fun!