Make tissue paper pumpkin art – you won’t be disappointed.
I originally thought this tissue paper pumpkin art would be a hit with my three-year-old. The unexpected was that he dipped out, and my five and my almost seven-year-old swooped right in!
They were both determined to complete the pumpkin project to its fullest, and now it is hanging on our door. Fall decor win!
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For the first time in a while, my kitchen was quiet.
My five and almost seven-year-old went from wresting to painting with glue. I would call it a miracle, but art does that.
Art can change the mood in an instant and encourage kids to work out emotions through creativity.
This is one of the many reasons we have art prompts on our big kid activity cards you can keep at home.
Encouraging art at home does a lot for child development
- helps children learn how to focus
- inspires imagination and creativity
- appeals to all of the senses
- increases self-esteem
- encourages a growth mindset
- provides an opportunity for open-ended play
Keep easy art ideas like this and Glue the Fall Leaves in your back pocket for the long days at home.
The art process here is simple.
I mixed liquid glue with water at a 50/50 (ish) ratio.
It was just enough to keep the glue gooey. The idea is to place the tissue paper on the pumpkin, and then brush over it with the glue/water mixture.
As my kids create, they make sure there isn’t too much water on the brush.
Too much water will cause the paper to crumple. This is why my three-year-old decided to leave. He didn’t yet have the patience for the tissue paper to hold steady as he pants. Your three-year-old may! Try it and see what happens. Every child is different.
Craft supplies like glue, white paper, and paintbrushes are something we like to keep on hand. This way, when we think of an art idea, we can run with it knowing we have what we need.
What we used for tissue paper pumpkin art
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Cardboard box or mat
Set the paper on a piece of cardboard or mat. This will help absorb the extra water.
Rip up orange and yellow tissue paper. – Any size or shape will work! Have your kids help!
Make the glue mixture by adding water.
Place paintbrushes next to each workstation and invite children to begin.
This pumpkin art activity is just one of the 50+ fall activities we have listed here that you’ll want to check out.
I was presently surprised how this easy fall art activity captivated my big kids’ attention!
The bonus is it turned out cuter and brighter than something we may have found at Home Goods.
Now, who’s ready to paint? Here’s a terrific introduction to how to paint with kids.