First we gathered together the pumpkins and
let Elijah pick the image to stencil
I cut out the stencils using my Cricut
(an Owl from Create a Critter and Happy Halloween from one of the font cartridges)
I taped them onto the pumpkins and tried to tape the inner part of owl
to the pumpkin also, so it couldn't come up when painting
We bought a 24 pack of acrylic paint from Wal-Mart
to use on different projects throughout the year,
so we used black and white on the pumpkins
He got to work, painting away, filling the whole area
Caleb supervised the project
He did a great job
After the bigger pumpkin was done
He moved to the smaller pumpkin
He filled in the whole little pumpkin stencil too
Later, after he went to bed I peeled off the stencil and this is what we had.
I think next time I am goin to dry the paint out with a hairdryer
so it's not so wet when I'm trying to peel the paper off.
But, of course, I love the results anyway, because Elijah painted it
*Now that you've seen the results, I just want to say that I wasn't doing this for it to look perfect. Actually I was just doing it for something Elijah could help with, to decorate for Halloween. If I were to do this for my own benefit I would have done a few things differently. I would have used removable adhesive to hold down everything and I, also, would have used a stencil brush. I feel like that in conjunction with using a hairdryer to dry out the paint before peeling off the stencil would make this project look a lot better.
Did you do any projects for Halloween?