Toddler Halloween Activity Day 1: Potato Jack O'Lantern Painting

10.01.2013



Our first activity to kick off our 31 days of Halloween fun was potato jack o'lantern stamping.

I really liked this project because it required very minimal materials and the set up and clean up was super easy!


Materials:
Orange paint
Green paint (optional)
paper
potatoes cut in half and carved with faces

We used a paring knife to cut our jack o'lantern faces. They aren't the best but they got the job done!

I found that it worked best to paint the potato lightly with the paint and then let Emerson stamp it on the paper. I helped her to place them and then she did the rest.  (Of course I failed to get a single picture of her actually doing the stamping. Her hand was a blur!) :)
We finished each pumpkin with a fingerprint stem. I have to be honest and say that this was Emerson's favorite part. I thought it turned out super cute!
Once we finished our first picture, Emerson really wanted to paint with the paintbrush and do her own stamping.



While I love the project we did together, I love this one just as much or more because she truly did it on her own! Trust me when I say that they both will have a special place on the fridge!

If you are looking for an easy and fun Halloween craft, I can say that Emerson and I both recommend this one! I think it was a perfect start to the Halloween season.

Mandy said...

Such a cute idea!!! I'm really loving your idea of posting a different toddler activity for each day of the month!! Would you mind if I steal them? lol Where are you getting your ideas? Pinterest? Her paintings turned out adorable and I know you'll be so proud to hang them up!

~Dawn~ said...

Such a cute idea!! :) And how brave of you to let her wear a white shirt while painting! ;)

Jessica @ Better Together and Forever said...

Those turned out so cute! Great job Emerson! :)

Stephanie said...

Cute!! We may just have to try this one! Looking forward to your other projects!

ajs {of MN} said...

i love this! very cute.

Paula Lynch said...

She is a little artist. She loves to do crafts. So cute.

Emily Powell said...

LOVE this little project! Will probably be trying it out as well!

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