Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pumpkin Lid Stamps

After cutting our pumpkins open, I asked the Man of the House to carve a couple of stamps for us, on the fleshy side of the lids.

He made one a simple circle, to be painted with washable orange paint, for pumpkins, and one, a stem, to be painted with green paint.

The girls happily stamped away, on the paper side of pieces of butcher's paper.

Then, the older girls brushed on some vines, and leaves.

I was thinking they would make some sort of pumpkin patch mural, but the girls decided to make fall themed, pumpkin wrapping paper, instead. With my birthday coming up in a couple of weeks (the big 4-0), I really can't complain.

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

As always - a great idea of making pumpkin stamps from pumpkins. Your Man of the House did a good job too - it looks very much like a pumpkin, not just a circle.

Annette W. said...

That's sweet that they are making you wrapping paper.

I hope you enjoy these last days of your thirties. :) The best is yet to come, right!?

Kara said...

What a great idea! Very creative!


Christy Killoran said...

This is a great idea. I think the wrapping paper looks beautiful. You won't want to rip open your present! How are you feeling about the big 4-0?! I'm only about two and a half years behind you.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Christy - I'm looking forward to a whole new decade - one without diapers, or potty training to deal with :)

Debbie said...

Catching up on your posts. The books you read sound great! I love your fall activities and am looking forward to seeing more!

Ticia said...

That wrapping paper looks much cute than the random hodgepodge my kids make.

Amen to a decade with no diapers.