5 Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate Watercolor

I think we have favorite books that we have read every Halloween. It is Five Little Pumpkins. We have done several craft projects with the book. It is still a favorite book many years later.

My girls asked this year what we were going to do for the book. I asked them and let them think about what craft or painting project would be fun. They asked for a cookie cutter painting. I thought why not! It would be fun!

Today I have a fun watercolor painting that my girls did for the book Five Little Pumpkins.

5 Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate Watercolor - a fun easy to do watercolor painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

I love to put a craft and book together. We had tons of fun digging through our moving boxes to find Five Little Pumpkins and Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins. We each took turns reading the first Five Pumpkin books in fun voices. Then we each read a page of the Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins. It was tons of fun to do.

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5 Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate Watercolor - a fun easy to do watercolor painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

Since my girls are older I often ask them how they want to start a project or craft. They pointed out that the pumpkins first have to have their gate to sit on. They drew how they thought the gate should look.

5 Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate Watercolor - a fun easy to do watercolor painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

After the gate was made we used the pumpkin cookie cutters and watercolors to create our pumpkins. It makes a fun fine motor painting activity.

5 Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate Watercolor - a fun easy to do watercolor painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

We let the pumpkins dry while we started painting other parts of the picture. My girls started working on their gates and backgrounds. They both decided how they wanted their pictures to look and what colors they would use.

5 Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate Watercolor - a fun easy to do watercolor painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

After the pumpkins had dried a bit they painted the faces on them. It is always fun to see how creative they can be.

5 Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate Watercolor - a fun easy to do watercolor painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

They finished up their painting by coloring in all of the background. Kids can be creative when you give them simple ideas. Plus this is loads of fun for them to do.

5 Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate Watercolor - a fun easy to do watercolor painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at their final paintings.

5 Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate Watercolor - a fun easy to do watercolor painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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