Painted Pumpkins (Kid Style)

Painted Pumpkins

When your kids are making a project, do you get the urge to "fix it"  it a little?  (As in, "let's straighten those candies on the gingerbread roof just a bit," etc.) Yes, that was always my tendency too. (By the time my second one was making projects, though, I had loosened up a lot..)


I thought I'd share this picture of the pumpkins my niece and nephew painted for their fall centerpiece, as a reminder that perfect is not always better, and budding creativity shouldn't be squelched.

Here's to our fall projects (especially the kids'!)

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  1. Love it because a kid did it! Teresa from NanaHood

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  2. I love the blue and white pumpkin.
    Oh my Heartsie Girls WW

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    1. I like it too. Unexpected colors, and they go so well with the orange.

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  3. Great activity! Loving the pumpkins.
    Neighbour over at #WW

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    1. Kids projects are the best, aren't they?

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  4. Sometimes it's best just to let kids do their own thing without interfering. The pumpkins are cute. I helped my 17 yoa son decorate a pumpkin the other day. It was far from perfect but we had fun decorating it together.

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    1. I agree, Terra. I can remember walking around my kids' school science fair, and I could always tell which projects the parents had done vs. the ones the kids had done. I always loved the kids' projects better!

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  5. Cute pumpkin paintings. In New Zealand, pumpkins are gray.

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    1. I didn't know that about New Zealand pumpkins! That's interesting.

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  6. Hear, hear! Well Cassidy is a bit better at arts and crafts.. and guidance.. so he usually "helps" with the pumpkins to the point where you can tell.
    I'm more messy and I applaud the non-squelching!

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    1. Sometimes it was SO hard not to "help." Ha Yay, for non-squelching!

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  7. Super cute! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thank you, Kimberly! I appreciate the pin and tweet!

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  8. This is great advice! Even as a kid I was always the one 'fixing' stuff to be perfect, I'm only just now learning to embrace imperfection.

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