I am not a Pinterest Mum (notice I have linked to my Pinterest so you can see what I aspire to!). I struggled with art as a kid at school. I despised anything arty and crafty and truth be told I still do. I really try now though; I try to do craft activities as much as I can with Little Man. We do lots of painting, sticking, colouring, making random things from the Mister Maker magazine. We muddle along ok.
So I thought I would try and do something for Halloween. Oh it will look lovely for my blog I had thought. I had seen some pins on Pinterest about painting Pumpkins instead of carving them.
It’s simple they said.
It’s great for younger kids they said.
They will look lovely in your lounge they said.
So off we went last Saturday morning and purchased two pumpkins. I set up the paint for Little Man and set up G with the camera. We did one each, Little Man & I.
I decided to do an eyeball. Not sure why but I thought it might be easy for my non crafty self. It wasn’t, it looked bloody awful!
Little Man, started well. Putting all sorts of colours on his until he discovered the black paint. Then his pumpkin was just black.
Little Man got bored after 10 minutes and toddled off back to his Postman Pat toys.
So I think it is fair to say that I am still not a Pinterest Mum. Now I have written this post I can go and throw the pumpkins in the bin and stop embarrassing myself when people come over.
In conclusion, when they said it’s simple. It wasn’t. When they said it’s great for younger kids, not my younger kid. When they said they will look lovely in your lounge, they didn’t even get to my lounge. They are hidden in my utility room. I’m not even going to show you my finished pumpkin.
Back to carving next year.