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Pumpkin Painting Party : DIY Projects

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DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

  I hosted a pumpkin painting party for the local community. The kids had a great time and the adults were able to relax and see their kids have fun. A lot of adults even joined in on the painting fun. We did a couple DIY projects and I decided to share it with you guys.

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The first project I did were these cute goggly eyed monster cups! 

DIY Monster Googly Eyed Cups

STEP 1: GET SOME GOOGLY EYES.

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

 

STEP 2: GET YOUR PLASTIC CUPS. USE ANY COLOR YOU WANT.

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

 

STEP 3: GLUE THE EYES TO YOUR CUPS. 

DIY Projects-Googly Eyed Cups

STEP 4: ADMIRE THE CUTENESS.

This is pretty self explanatory. We glued googly eyes to the cups. We use small ones and big ones and just kinda mismatched them. Then, we stuffed candy corn and mellowcreme pumpkins into little favor bags, twist tied them closed and put them inside the paper cups as “hair” for the monsters.

                                              THE SECOND PROJECT WE MADE ARE THESE ADORABLE SUCKER PUMPKIN CENTERPIECES!

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

STEP 1 & DONE: PUSH SUCKERS INTO YOUR PUMPKIN 

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

This project was another super simple DIY. Pretty self explanatory, we just pushed the suckers into the pumpkins! Super SIMPLE! I think it makes such a cute centerpiece for Fall and it’s perfect for kids’ parties for favors. (because we all know kids will mess with anything they can get their hands on. This centerpiece won’t get ruined…it’ll get bare, but not ruined or broken 😉 We used real pumpkins for this project and styrofoam pumpkins. Next year, I will just use styrofoam pumpkins. Pumpkins, like any fruit, start to rot as soon as they’re exposed to air. It makes for easier clean up and a more cleanly process.

TIME TO PAINT!

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

I mixed shaving cream with acrylic paint for a couple reasons.

1) it’s easier to get paint stains out out of clothing when you mix the paint with shaving cream. Every mom will appreciate this. 

2) because kids LOVE the foamy texture

3) You don’t have to use as much because the paint DOUBLES & expands in size = saves you money

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

Here is another tip. Use muffin tins instead of painting trays. They’re easier to clean, you won’t need to buy as many because the kids can share the trays, they’re inexpensive, and it keeps the paint mixture separated while still keeping it kid-friendly.

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

THE FAVOR TRAY:

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

I used a plastic Halloween tray and placed pumpkin bubbles and [bat, spider and skull] rings, with a glittery pumpkin in the middle.

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

 

Wrap a sheet of coordinating tissue paper around a rock and tie it off with some ribbon. Curl the ends of the ribbon. This will ensure the balloons won’t fly away. It makes for an easy clean-up after the party is over, also.

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

 

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

 

DIY Projects-Pumpkin Painting Party

 

The total cost I spend on this party was around $101.94

This includes:

Halloween napkins

Rings

Pumpkin bubbles

Paper cups

Paintbrushes (I work at a design center so I got a discount on these (.15 cents a piece). Check your local hardware/craft store

Tissue paper

Googly Eyes

Refreshments: Cookies, suckers, hot chocolate, Grape Juicy Jucie & Lemon lime kool-aid

Shaving Cream

Muffin Trays

Acrylic Paints

6 Pumpkin balloons

Cookie Jar

Thermal Pumpmaster (hot chocolate)

Ribbon (for balloons)

Pumpkins

1 Cute plastic Halloween plate for party favors

2 Cute Plastic Halloween dishes for extra cookies

Glittery Jack o’ lanterns

Tablecloths (I bought 3 and only used 1)

Items like the cookie jar ($11) and the thermal pumpmaster ($17) ate at some of the cost and I ended up spending a little more than I wanted to. However, now I have a thermal and a cookie jar for future parties and I won’t have to worry about ever buying them again.

I am keeping all the plastic dinnerware (obviously) I had some napkins and party favors leftover that I can use next year.

Other things like the ribbon, paint, paintbrushes, etc.. are re-usable and are currently in my craft closet for future projects 😉

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