Hopefully you and your family had a chance to explore a pumpkin patch and pick out some perfectly round, chunky pumpkins! Ah you did? Now the question is what to do with them? Luckily I’ve got you covered. Here are some fun ideas on what to do with your pumpkins.
Eat them! There are so many ways to enjoy your pumpkin: pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, and if you're looking for a healthier alternative with less sugar, try baking your pumpkin seeds!
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Paint them! For those of you with younger children, this may be a better alternative for pumpkin carving to avoid the use of sharp objects. Pumpkin painting is fun and also challenging, painting on a round an uneven surface. This gives your child the opportunity to use his or her creative side, exploring new ways to use their artistic abilities.
Last but not least, pumpkin carving! Pumpkin carving is fun for all ages, but don’t forget to supervise your little one while he or she is working with sharp objects. Check out these ideas from Southern Living on different ways to carve your pumpkin. My personal favorite is #4, “Masterpiece mpkin” where a very talent artist recreated Van Gogh’s Starry Night in their pumpkin!
33 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas
Monet & Me
Written By: Bianca Morrison
This week, our young artists learned about one of the most famous artists of all time, Pablo Picasso. We focused on his iconic painting style, Cubism, where he utilizes various shapes in different sizes and colors to create one cohesive, but abstract image.
The students were able to use this style to create a beautiful heart! They showed off their artistic knowledge by painting the inside of the heart with warm colors, and the background with cool colors, creating a perfect contrast. They all came out so wonderfully!
It has been such an enjoyable 3 weeks of the session, we can’t believe it’s already halfway over!
Monet & Me
Written By: Megan O'Leary
If you’re looking to mix up your typical weeknight this week, look no further! Tomorrow is the beginning of October and also happens to be the first Thursday of the month, so head on down to First Thursday on South Congress.
First Thursday is a monthly event that takes place on South Congress Avenue (Barton Springs Road to Elizabeth Street) on the first Thursday of every month. It gives local artists and small business owners the opportunity to showcase their creativity and artwork. Shops along South Congress that usually close early stay open late (until about 10 pm), and some even give out free food and drinks.
So if you're looking for a fun family outing, complete with food trucks, shopping, and even live music, then First Thursday is the way to go!