Expressive Pumpkins Craft Project
Students decide if their pumpkin creations should be spooky, silly, or serious in this fun fall project.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
Students will gain practice in several art skills, including drawing, tracing, and painting.
What You Need:
- Thick white paper, one 11- by 14-inch piece per student. The paper should be appropriate for watercolor painting.
- Black crayons
- Watercolor paints in orange, brown, yellow, and black
- White and black paper
What You Do:
- Have students place their 11- by 14-inch piece of the white paper horizontally across their workspace. Next, using a pencil, they should draw three pumpkins on the paper. You might direct them to have the pumpkins overlap (as they do in the photos), and to begin with a large pumpkin in the middle and smaller pumpkins to the sides.
- Once their drawing is finished, students should darken the pencil drawings using a black crayon.
- Students paint their illustrations with watercolor paints.
- Tell students to think about what kind of expressions their pumpkins will have. Will they be scary? Happy? Serious?
- On the black and white paper, have children draw different sized mouths, noses, eyes, and teeth for each pumpkin, then cut them out.
- Have children glue the faces to the pumpkins.