This mess free pumpkin craft is perfect for kids and for parents. Why? Well it’s great for kids because it’s fun to play with and it helps teach about colour mixing and it’s great for parents because it’s mess free! This mess free pumpkin is similar to the mess free autumn tree we made last year so if you like mess free activities for kids it’s worth checking that one out too! I’ve also shared a little video tutorial on how to make this – just check out the video below.
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You will need:
Optional – packaging tape
Making your mess free pumpkin
To make your squishy paint pumpkin first draw a pumpkin shape onto your ziplock bag. I find that the cheaper felt tips tend to be no good for this so although these ones cost a bit more I genuinely do use them for everything!
Open the bag and put some red and yellow paint in the middle of the pumpkin. Carefully close the bag and zip it up – if you are giving this to a young kid and want to be super careful then seal the opening with packaging tape too.
You can now mix the red and yellow paints together to make an orange pumpkin, For older kids as well as colour mixing you could use the squishy paint bag as a way of practising mark making or letters too, drawing the letters in the paint.
If you’d like to see how I made this mess free pumpkin just watch the video below for a really quick tutorial, I also share in it how I made it into a Halloween craft too!
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