** Recycled post from 2012 **
For more another pumpkin decorating idea, check out my Pumpkin Photo Frame Tutorial.
Trick or Treat? Smell my feet. Make your pumpkin super sweet.
This year, our nineteen month old son is in the in-between stage of Halloween and pumpkin decorating – old enough to be interested in pumpkins (as in, poking at them, and trying – unsuccessfully – to carry them around the yard), but still too young to really care too much about the carving part.
Footprint Pumpkins are a wonderful way to get even your littlest ones involved in the pumpkin primping fun, allowing them to leave their own mark (literally) on your family tradition.
Make Your Own Footprint Pumpkin
What You’ll Need:
- A Pumpkin.
- Paint (any color).
- Your favorite pair of sweet baby feet.
- A partner (someone to hold your little wiggle worm steady).
- Vinyl stickers (if you wish).
What You’ll Do:
- Make sure the face of your pumpkin is clean and dry.
- Press your child’s feet into the paint (or brush it on – careful, it tickles!).
- Then, gently press their paint-covered tootsies onto the pumpkin (it can be slippery).
- Once the initial footprint has been made, you can touch it up if you need to with a little extra paint and a small paint brush.
- Set it on your door-step for trick-or-treaters to admire!
Now, you’ve got yourself the cutest little punkin on the block (aside from the one that help you make it, of course).