Foam Pumpkin Window Stickers

Sophie found a paintbrush in her playroom just before dinner and kept asking to paint. To distract her, I set up a quick activity that involved using water instead of paint! I found some foam sheets from the craft box and I cut out pumpkin shapes and a selection of eyes, noses and mouths. I started to stick them to the window using a paintbrush and some water. Within seconds Sophie noticed and wanted to have a go.

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I stuck the spare shapes to the window and showed her how to use the water to stick them to the window and the foam.

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She enjoyed changing the pieces and used some of the names of the shapes as she moved them.

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I love listening to her narrate what she is doing. In the picture below she told me that she had added “circle ears” to her pumpkin.

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We had a towel nearby in case of spills, but she was really careful.

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When she stuck one of the mouth pieces on she said “moustache!” and laughed.

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Then she said “beard” and started to paint a beard on herself with the paintbrush. Luckily it was just water!

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This activity was so quick and easy to set up and Sophie really enjoyed it. If you don’t like  the idea of using water you could set up a similar activity using felt pieces. We are hoping to go and pick a pumpkin tomorrow. I can’t wait to carve a pumpkin with her again this year… I wonder if she will want a cat one again!

If you enjoyed this post, take a look at our Halloween page for more ideas.

anna

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