I use either water colors or tempera paint when letting the kids paint and in this case we needed tempera. My favorite container to put the paint in is an old egg carton. An old sheet was laid out on the table and each pumpkin placed on a napkin.
There are a few scattered photos of other ways I used the mini-pumpkins for fall decor.
In addition to paint, brushes and water, I put out leaf shaped cookie cutters and a pen for tracing on the pumpkins if we wanted.
The kids chose to forgo any leaf tracing and jumped right in with the paint.
Tadd got in on the action too. The kids love it when we do a craft with them--especially daddy!
Ezra's finished product.
Being the non-artist that I am, I chose to stick with a leaf stencil and writing "give thanks" on my pumpkin.
Tadd was quite creative.
After we finished up with the pumpkins I let the kids use the leaf stencils and paper and paints to spend some more time painting.