Spooky Rockin Pumpkins – Painting Activity



Paint Brush


When looking for rocks try to find round ones although letting the kids pick their own is quite fun too. When you have your rocks, wash them and let them dry.

I put the rocks and paint on a throw away plate to try to help on cut down on the mess. I also put the kids in old clothes because I know there will be orange or yellow paint somewhere it shouldn’t be by the end of the activity.


Not every pumpkin has to be the same. Creative art is about self expression and if they want to create a yellow and orange marbled rock than let them.


Paint your rock orange all over. You can let the top dry and then paint the bottom. We purchased this paint at Walmart for .50 so this is a super easy cheap art project. That is if you have rocks in your front yard.


Paint you a spooky face in yellow or black.

Singing “Do you wanna build a pumpkin?” while painting is completely optional.

This reminds me of the finger play we always would sing around this time of year.

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, “oh my it’s getting late.”
The second one said, “there are witches in the air.”
The third one said, “but we don’t care!”
The fourth one said, “let’s run and run and run.”
The fifth one said, “I’m ready for some fun!”
OOOhh OOOhh went the wind
And out went the lights
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.


  1. What a great idea! These would be fun to display during the months of September and October!

  2. What a great an easy craft! I have so many rocks just sitting around that I now see my children need to make into pumpkins!

  3. This is such a great craft! I am pinning this because I know the little one would just love it! Thanks for sharing, Becka.

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