Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Sponge Painting a Jack-o-Lantern

You can sponge paint a Jack-o-Lantern by using the sponge painting tips here.

You'll need:

  • Orange Paint

  • Black Paint

  • Paper Plates

  • Sponges

  • Clothespins

Have the children first sponge paint a paper plate orange. This serves as the pumpkin base. Then use the black paint to sponge paint eyes, nose and mouth. Hang to dry.

For younger children, if you want to offer some guidance about where eyes and mouths go, you can draw a face with a Sharpie before painting begins or you can hang pictures of real Jack-o-Lanterns in the area where art is being done that day. Some children will never have seen one before, so an example can be nice, but you don't want to provide so much guidance that it's not a free activity or that it drains all the creativity out of their art. :)

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