Pumpkin Stencil Painting

Thought we would do a fall project. I took mason jar lids and we used them as stencils for our pumpkins. The edge around the lid helped guide the brush and hold in the paint to make a smoother circle for the smaller hands. An adult should hold down the stencil for the smaller children.
 As you can see, I couldn’t find any of our craft brushes, so we used the brush that came with the pancake puff thing we bought last week. 

 There were supposed to be five little pumpkins but Lou Lou got tired of the activity after three.

 We were going to paint them as we sang the song :

Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, “Oh, my it’s getting late!”
The second one said, “We don’t care!”
The third one said, “There are leaves all in the air!”
The fourth one said, “I’m ready for some fun!”
The fifth one said, “Let’s run and run and run!”
Then Whoooooosh… went the wind,
And out went the light!
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

 Carebear’s picture. Not sure what the hand print is for but I kinda suspect it is there because she loves to stick her hands in the paint. The stems are green finger prints.

 As usual Super Bub had to be unique. Last year he carved a watermelon for his Jack O Lantern. It actually worked pretty well.

 Lou Lou showing off her picture. She added a few finger prints herself. Lou Lou wouldn’t touch the green. I have no idea why, she just didn’t like it.