In our first attempt to begin a Disney crafts with kids series we hit some highs and lows. Disney inspired pumpkin painting is a heck of a lot of fun. It’s really easy to do with kids as long as you have the right tools. However, in our trial run of utilizing Facebook live the camera was projected sideways for a majority of the video. Below is the video and our written account on how we crafted our Disney inspired pumpkins!
What you will need
I just started working with acrylics and had no idea how washable they were. You won’t need anything too fancy, just:
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Paint trays
- Tray or cardboard (for placing your pumpkin)
- Finishing spray (optional)
Steps for Disney Inspired Pumpkin Painting
The most time consuming step is allowing your pumpkin to dry in between coats!
Find a Disney design
The best way to find a design is to Google “Disney inspired pumpkin painting” or “Disney pumpkin painting”. Then click on images. You will see dozens of ideas. If you already know which character or movie just type in “Monsters Inc pumpkin” or “Tangled pumpkin” etc.
Paint base color (allow to dry at least 15 mins)
For a solid color, paint a 2nd coat!
Begin outlining the features
We didn’t have white or tan for Mickey’s face so we mixed a light brown and white.
For our Monster’s Inc Disney inspired pumpkin we didn’t let the white of the eye dry for more than 5 minutes. For the blue of the eye we didn’t let it dry at all before adding the black. It just depends on how much paint you use. It’s most important to have the base completely dry before you begin the outline.
We painted outside the lines for Mike Wazowski’s eye so we wiped it a little with paper towel. It took off some of the base coat. We weren’t too worried about it but you can always add a little dab of green to cover it up.
Hope you enjoyed our pumpkin painting adventure with kids! Do you have any good pumpkin painting tips? Share them here!
If you have any Disney inspired pumpkin painting photos we’d love to see them! To share your pumpkin photo, click this link and share in comments!