Thursday, October 22, 2009

stART- It's Pumpkin Time

Michelle at A Mommy's Adventures has a great weekly feature called stART. She reads a book to her little girl and then they do an art project. I've enjoyed seeing the great projects that other bloggers have done with their kids so I thought I would join in this week.

For our story we read It's Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall and Shari Halpern. This simple story chronicles the growth of a pumpkin. The simple, bold illustrations inspired our project this week.

We copied the style of the illustrator to make these pumpkin vine mobiles.

We began by tracing pumpkin shapes on white construction paper. We used the medium sized pumpkin from Preschool Express' pumpkin patterns.

The girls painted the pumpkins orange.

Then they used a little red or yellow paint to add dimension to the pumpkins.

I love the different colors of the pumpkins!

To make the vine, the girls painted a paper plate green and then added a little yellow paint. They also cut out and painted leaves.

We cut the plate into a spiral.

We used curling ribbon to attach the pumpkins to the vine and hung them from the ceiling fan.

To see what others have done for stART visit A Mommy's Adventures.


  1. This turned out so pretty! This would be perfect for the light above our dining table.

  2. I love how this turned out. It would be fun to use the same idea, but incorporate the life cycle of the pumpkin.

  3. I love this mobile. It is so festive. The girls did a great job painting and giving the colors depth.

  4. I love it! The pumpkin mobile is absolutely adorable!

  5. We love pumpkins, and that is the cutest little mobile I've ever seen! I can't wait to make one of our own.

  6. What a super project! It looks sooo pretty!

  7. I hadn't thought of putting the paint in those plastic baby food tubs. Great idea.

  8. What a special decoration to have. I like how you used a few different colours to add dimension to your pumpkins.

  9. Oh my goodness I love it!!! We have to make one for our house. I am so glad you joined in this week :0)

  10. I love both the book and the project that you made based on the book. Thank you for the pattern too - I looked for pumpkin patterns for a while before giving up and freehanding it for the project I was doing with my daughter.