Pumpkin Decorating Fun!

Pumpkin decorating doesn’t have to be the traditional face carving fun, especially for kids who aren’t quite ready for the tricky cutting process! Toddlers love to be creative without having limits set for what the end project ‘needs’ to look like or limits for containing mess. Pumpkin decorating is the perfect project to let their imagination run free and to explore new ways of creating art! 

Little Brian Chalk Sticks are great for encouraging toddler with their creative exploration! I love them because they make beautifully bright marks and don’t leave any dusty residue behind. Both Mum and kids are happy!

To prep this art project I painted a clean, dry pumpkin with black acrylic craft paint and left it to completely dry overnight.

Then my daughter (2.5 years old) used Little Brian Chalk Sticks to decorate the pumpkin however she wanted!  She had great fun creating lines, dots and I think at one point she even drew our neighbour! I love watching her explore new materials, you can see how satisfied she is when she discovers what she can do! Now the pumpkin sits with pride on our kitchen table, a true work of art!

Materials used:

  • Pumpkin
  • Black acrylic craft paint
  • Paintbrush 
  • Little Brian Chalk Sticks