While we were in Georgia, we took Elliott to a pumpkin farm. Since he's obviously not old enough to carve a pumpkin, or patient enough to appreciate the carving process...I had decided I would let him paint his pumpkin. He loves to color, and we are working on learning new colors, so I figured this would be a good project for him anyway. Also, I love to scrapbook, and I thought it would be fun to scrapbook the pumpkin farm and him painting his pumpkin together!
I recently saw the contest for the children's carving/painting contest, and thought I would enter just for fun. He will be two in December, and this was the first time I've ever let him paint. (Yes, I'm one of those clean mothers.)
I put one of our old t-shirts on him as a smock, and I used some mail flyers on the table to catch any stray brush strokes! For his first time, he behaved really well, and I think he did a good job. (But I'm mom, so I'm allowed to think that, LOL!)
He had a lot of fun, and I enjoyed watching him! These are just a few of the many pictures I took. He loves walking past his pumpkin on display...he always says "I pay pump-puh!" which of course tranlates to "I painted the pumpkin!"
This was such a success in our house, that I think I am going to try it with my two year old class at church. We have 6 children this year, with three regular teachers. I am hoping to drag my husband downstairs to my class so that he and I can take one or two at a time to another room, instead of having six 2-3 year olds painting at once, LOL! Wish us luck!