A favorite childrens author, gail gibbons introduces all the details about the growth of pumpkins along with some new terms for kids to learn. Then, they decorate pumpkins at home to resemble a character from the book. Students decorate pumpkins to represent their favorite book character and write a character analysis of the character. The very day lindsey brought home the note about the pumpkin decorating contest, she excitedly told me she wanted to enter. Pumpkins can be dropped off in the library friday, october 14th. I saved this cutie for last the very hungry caterpillar with minipumpkins. Choose a medium to small pumpkin think the size your child can carry. Celebrating literacy is a great way for the kids to engage their creativity and showcase their favorite books plus browsing through the rows of pumpkins was fun to try and guess the characters i hope you enjoyed these whimsical storybook pumpkins. Students turn pumpkins into favorite storybook characters. I love the no carve solution to having fun with pumpkins painted pumpkins. My daughter had to paint and decorate a pumpkin into a storybook character for a school project. I was wondering if anybody else had some good ideas answer save. Pumpkins are to be painted or colored with markers, not carved.
For his schools annual pumpkin fest, families are asked to decorate a pumpkin to look like a favorite book character. This year garrett morgan is getting into the fall spirit by having a pumpkin decorating contest of your homerooms favorite book character. Ask your child to describe what features that have to change in order to make those faces. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. You may pick any character from any book you have read or heard. A dozen pumpkin books for kids that are perfect for fall storytime and autumn activities every fall, we love to look at beautiful leaves, enjoy the cool weather and read books about pumpkins. Make one for your front porch or ask your classmates to join in for a whole class activity. Using chalk paint completely transformed my cheap dollar store faux pumpkins into pretty pumpkins that can be displayed all fall. See more ideas about pumpkin books, character pumpkins and book character pumpkins. The theme for the pumpkin contest is my favorite book character.
What i love the most about painted pumpkins is that theyre not just for halloween, theyre for the whole fall season. Painting pumpkins is a family tradition for many, including my own. Apr 5, 2020 ideas for our book character pumpkin decorating contest to benefit the plainville food pantry. Ask your child to look in the mirror and mimic various emotions using their face. The kit includes eight paints, two brushes, a bag of fake spiderweb material, and assorted craft supplies for adding extra dimensional features like hair, hands, feet, claws, wings, and protruding eyeballs. Fun and educational kids activities slime, glow in the dark, play dough, science experiments, kids crafts, fun recipes, and more. Pumpkins decorated like storybook characters oh decor curtain. Turner know if you need a book for display bring pumpkins to the library on friday, october 14th. On the entry form write the title and author of the book. Weve gathered our best pumpkin painting ideas, and they couldnt be. Now this is the back page of the book and as you read this line and the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight you spin the circle again making the pumpkins roll out of sight and setting the book up again in the proper order for the next reader.
Thomas the tank engine book character pumpkin pumpkin painting 2009 see more. As a family with small children this is the ideal option for everyone to get involved and have fun at halloween. Think about what will translate into a general pumpkin. Book character pumpkins wouldnt this be great for biography unit. Fly guy easy readers by tedd arnold fly guy pumpkin. Make a painted foam pumpkin book character for halloween this year with your favorite storybook character. Painted foam pumpkin book character craft preschool inspirations source. Minions pumpkins crafty morning recycle some coke cans for these minion pumpkins. A great nahs fundraiser idea halloween painted pumpkins with goofy faces. Monogram pumpkins monogram your family pumpkins with your initials. Painted pumpkins last longer than carved ones and allow for very different looks.
Oct 24, 2016 27 breathtaking painted pumpkins you can diy this halloween get creative with these diy pumpkin decor. This book would cure boredom over and over again as it contains many different easytoduplicate designs for not only pumpkins, but gourds, melons and possibly coconuts. Pumpkins decorated like storybook characters oh decor. Lantern pumpkins instead of a jackolantern, why not just make a lantern. Pumpkin projectslet your students turn pumpkins into their favorite book characters. Oct 14, 2008 what storybook character should we paint our pumpkin. After reading this book students will be able to fill in the what i learned portion of the chart and cross check it with what they know before they began the unit. We typically stick with nocarve pumpkins until just a few days before halloween. Ive got several tips for painted pumpkins in this post. Charlie brown use two pumpkins to create everyones favorite peanuts character.
Sep 10, 2019 the pumpkin book is another great nonfiction book for kids of all ages. First, students chose a book they hadnt read before to read and write about. We are character crazy at our house right now from character themed birthday parties to halloween costumes to pumpkins. Painting pumpkins can be a fun, easy, and safer alternative to carving them around halloween, especially for young children. Directions on how to make the the lorax inspired story book pumpkin character. I did a littlepainted pumpkin project last week that turned out so well i just had to share. How to transform pumpkins into your favorite book character. Pumpkin book report by simply kinder teachers pay teachers. Storybook character pumpkin ideas storybook character pumpkin ideas our whimsical days foam pumpkin book character craft.
Enjoy some laughs with these funny seasonal pumpkin stories that all have wonderful. Pumpkin book characters book character pumpkins, pumpkin. Woodway, texas kwtx dozens of students at south bosque elementary school rose to the challenge of turning plain pumpkins into their favorite storybook characters in a contest that left the. Pumpkin painting ideas to decorate halloween pumpkins for your front porch or parties. See more ideas about library events, character pumpkins and book character pumpkins. Pumpkin book characters are a fun way to bring stories alive and decorate for halloween at the same time. The pumpkins will be on display during the fall ball where students, parents. Oct 29, 2018 how to make a pumpkin art without carving painted book character pumpkins without carving sadness from inside out hair glasses dollar tree eyeball sticker dollar tree glittery. Every october the childrens library staff creates book characters out of pumpkins see more ideas about book character pumpkins, character pumpkins and. Rebecca, the main character, does not like pumpkins because as a poor child they were all her family could afford to eat.
Use faux fur, yarn, or even a yellow boa to create the eye brows and mustache. Oct 11, 2019 there is another way to decorate that doesnt involve sharp objects. The pumpkin patches in our area open this week and like many families, my kids are excited to hunt down the perfect orange orb. This book has a lot of factual information about pumpkins. The pumpkins are displayed in the library for a week before halloween, including during pumpkin. Pumpkin book character contest pumpkin book character contest. Create your own disney halloween pumpkins disney parks blog. Oct 10, 2014 ces book character pumpkin decorating contest 2014 duration. Read more about painted pumpkins cheap to pretty chic. House pumpkin need a few pumpkin decorating ideas that your most imaginative kid will love. You can make that character come to life and display it proudly when youre done. At my sons school they announced a contest to decorate a pumpkin like your favorite book character.
Painted pumpkin ideas september 24, 20 october 15, 2008 by pearl sanborn painted pumpkins are becoming very popular, and although they are a great project for those who are to young to carve, they arent just for kids anymore i have seen some absolutely stunning examples of painted pumpkins, that would be a beautiful addition to any home. Hedgehogs, halloween pumpkin craft, printable viking chess game and mummy costumes. Pumpkin projectshave a little literacy fun with these pumpkin project. Cat in the hat book character pumpkin pumpkin painting 76 perfectly painted pumpkins, no carve, for halloween. Celebrate literacy and creativity with this handson collaborative story book pumpkin activity. Tips for painted pumpkins handmade in the heartland. Well prove to you that nocarve pumpkins are the way to go beyond the fact that they last longer than jackolanterns. Fairy garden kits are perfect for this style of pumpkin 20.
Bring the book or a picture of the book cover to display with your pumpkinsgourds. See more ideas about character pumpkins, book character pumpkins and pumpkin decorating. While stick dog might not be your childs cup of tea, the idea to combine a love of reading with a pumpkin you dont have to carve probably is your cup of tea as a mom. Create your own disney halloween pumpkins by erin glover, director, publicity, walt disney animation studios one of my favorite things to do during halloween time at disneyland park is to look for all of the carved pumpkins up and down main street, u. No, this is nothing new, but i like to think the stem on my pumpkins is different than those ive seen and if i make these again i will make the stems even longer and curlier. The foam pumpkins that are available at craft stores are very much preferred as real pumpkins quickly rot. A simple, smiling jackolantern is a traditional element of halloween decor. She would decorate her pumpkin like a monkey of course, and the pumpkins would be displayed in the school library, where everyone can see them. Nov 23, 2019 two months into the school year and easton finally brought home a school project i could get behind. Oct 19, 2016 we are character crazy at our house right now from character themed birthday parties to halloween costumes to pumpkins.
We made painted pokemon inspired pumpkins a few weeks ago with the oldest and the other two have been begging for their own favorite character pumpkins. There is another way to decorate that doesnt involve sharp objects. The fourth graders display their decorated pumpkins, adorned with pipe cleaners, pompoms, googly eyes, wire, paint and more, in. Use the pumpkin project blueprint to sketch out ideas and make a list of supplies that you will need. Storybook character pumpkin ideas crafty morning source. Book character pumpkins teaming up to teach clifford, cat in the hat, poutpout fish, and more. If youre looking for more pumpkin activities, see how to learn with pumpkins and activities in every academic subject. See more ideas about pumpkin decorating contest, character pumpkins and pumpkin decorating. This book can be helpful for adults as well as children and even possibly the natives. Painted foam pumpkin book character craft preschool. We typically stick with nocarve pumpkins until just a few days before. Cat in the hat book character pumpkin pumpkin painting 2011 see more.
Here are 12 easy to make storybook pumpkin ideas to inspire you. Oct 24, 2018 i love the no carve solution to having fun with pumpkins painted pumpkins. The cotton field down the road from my house was a perfect spot for our fall family pics. Pumpkin book report pumpkin book report family projecthave your students do these fun pumpkin book reports at home with their families. If you walk into any dollar store, big box, or a craft store youre bound to. What storybook character should we paint our pumpkin. Pumpkin book characters the valdosta technical college.
Storybook pumpkins sunny days in second grade rainbow fish, elmer, skippyjon jones, and others. Turn your pumpkin into a miniature house, complete with windows and door. We have been working on apples, plants, columbuss day, pumpkins, and we had to get ready for. Weve gathered our best pumpkin painting ideas, and they couldnt be cuter. After all what else would there be to do on that desert isle after the sun goes down. Breathtaking painted pumpkins you can make yourself this.
Sure, these pumpkin decorating ideas go beyond the simple jack o lantern tradition. Oct 20, 2015 14 awesome literary pumpkin carving and decorating ideas to try out this halloween. Sep 27, 2018 pumpkin book characters are a fun way to bring stories alive and decorate for halloween at the same time. Ces book character pumpkin decorating contest 2014 duration.
The mockingjay symbol from the hunger games series. Encourage your child to think about what emotion they want ton the. Halloween goody bags and book character pumpkins hope everyone has a safe and happy halloween this year. Fancy nancy book character pumpkin pumpkin painting. Sep 07, 2015 creating a pumpkin based on a favorite storybook character is the ultimate extension activity. Here are a few tips for success when creating the pumpkin version of your favorite book character. Thomas the tank engine book character pumpkin pumpkin painting at my sons school they announced a contest to decorate a pumpkin like your favorite book character. These book character pumpkins are easier to make than they look, and they can be customized in so many ways. The fourth graders display their decorated pumpkins, adorned with pipe cleaners, pompoms, googly eyes, wire, paint and more, in the art room on halloween. Diy painted book character pumpkins without carving. Every october the childrens library staff creates book characters out of pumpkins see more ideas about book character pumpkins, character pumpkins and book characters. Decorate it like a character from your favorite book. Its time to take your halloween decorating to the next level with these easy painted pumpkins.720 453 111 101 139 603 355 1217 1399 66 841 574 1204 807 246 260 312 1183 503 90 883 714 445 473 1028 1424 1508 1118 1031 241 412 596 379 1119 434 715 785