Painted Pumpkin Faces

What You Need:

  • Mini pumpkins, or squash
  • Acrylic paint, various colors
  • Brushes
  • Hand-held mirror

What You Do:

  1. Ask your child to look in the mirror and mimic various emotions using their face. Can your child make a happy face? Scary face? Sad face? Ask your child to describe what features that have to change in order to make those faces.
  2. Encourage your child to think about what emotion they want ton the pumpkin. Tell your child to keep it a secret for now.
  3. Have your child paint the pumpkin using various acrylic paint colors, trying to portray the secret emotion. Allow the pumpkin to dry.
  4. Study the finished pumpkin and try guessing what emotion is on the pumpkin. Did your child successfully convey the expression?

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