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finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

pumpkin art

we had a very fun art project this week.
since we were not able to carve pumpkins on several different occasions
because of inclement weather...we had more than our share of

pumpkins sitting around....just waiting to be decorated.

so we pulled out our very best looking ribbons...our scrap booking papers...
glue...glitter....anything that you could embellish & decorate with.
then we picked our favourite pumpkins with the smoothest skin.

and away we a land....

of fanciful pumpkins....where heart doilies became hats....ribbon
braided became hair...glitter became lips...

and voila......a masterpiece by abbey.

here is my paper mache' creation.

it was so much fun abbey wanted to do another one.

so on went the top~hat for the boypumpkin to go with the girl already created.
there was lots of ribbon used for his hair.


abbey worked on this one for several days.....until.....

she came up with a very handsome fellow.

i stuck with the paper mache' except newspaper
was my medium this time. then i added the letter g.
we had a great time decorating our pumpkins and now they are on display.


happy times in november.


Bill S. said...

Great activity for a mom and her children - better than TV. Great post.

Darla said...

How cute, I know ya'll had a grand time doing this together!

Esther said...

Hey Mom,

I am so glad yall finally got to do this!! They look great! I love Abbey's boy & girl couple...they are so cute. The top hat idea was the best! And your's turned out so beautiful! I love the contrast in colors on your first one, and on your second one.....always great when you can add a monogram with such style! Well, Ruby is having her puppies right now! The best thing is that she let me sleep all night (only waking up a couple of times to check on her). Then she started about 6:30 this morning whinning. We haven't had any yet but they are on the way. The contractions are getting closer and closer together! I will keep you posted. Love you!

Susie said...

How sweet! The pumpkins turned out so cute! How nice to get to spend such a fun time with your daughter.

walk2write said...

I always thought that autumn, my favorite season, doesn't last nearly long enough. I like your idea of stretching the season. I'm also glad to see that homeschooling is alive and well!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Abbey did a great job. Mr and Mrs;) Kind of reminds me of the Mr Potato Head game we played when I was a kid.

Lola said...

Oh my, Miss Abbey can decorate my pumpkins any time. They are great. I'm so glad you & mom got to spend this time together. Fall is my favorite time of the yr.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi, Oh--how creative you both are. Love Abbey's decorations--especially that 2nd one!!!!! VERY nice!

Cheryl said...

Hi fun and so creative.
Mum and daughter, both very artistic. I love Abbey's pumpkin people, such a fun idea.

A good pumpkin post.....

I Do hope the weather changes for you....we have had rain, rain and more rain. Strong winds are blowing branches and trees around.......autumn is misbehaving......

Deb said...

Adorable ~ such cute ideas!

Dirt Princess said...

This is MUCH more fun than carving! They are precious! I love them!

Lisa said...

Adorable!!! What a great activity.

Lisa Q

marmee said...

thank you is at a full pace so blogging is at a minimum these days.
happy november.

Meems said...

Very fun stuff, Marmee. Creativity is deep in the blood around your household. What a great activity and family fun. Happy autumn.