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Halloween Sun-Catchers

Celebrate Halloween with these pumpkin and Jack-O-Lantern watercolor creations!
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In this activity, your child will create pumpkins and Jack-O-Lantern decorations, using watercolor paint and coffee filters. They will build self-esteem through celebrating their creations and contributing to their home's decor. They will also experience science and math in action as they watch colors mix, materials attach and adhere, and measure out size, length and shape of the project's parts. With this fun and artistic activity, let's celebrate Halloween!


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Coffee filters
Brown and black markers
Watercolor paints
Scotch tape


As parents, it's important to make sure that activities are age appropriate and that allergies or medical conditions are communicated as you see fit.

Sometimes, a materials or other additional fee is charged. We do this to bring you the best possible activities. It's the Kid Expert's job to confirm any such fee in advance.

Sample Activities and Instructions

Over a newspaper covered area, we will flatten out our coffee filters, and then cover them with watercolor paint (orange, yellow, brown, and red are suggested for the colors of the pumpkin, but open to each child's creative choices). Children will experience the science of colors mixing, blending and spreading over the coffee filter! As each filter is finished, we will set it aside to dry .
Once dry, we will use brown or black markers to draw the bodies and stems of pumpkins. For Jack-O-Lanterns, we will draw the different shapes for facial features. Your Kid-Expert will carefully guide children as they cut out their pumpkins and Jack's.
Finally, each child will be able to take their newly made Halloween decorations to a window and hang them up with scotch tape. They can step back and feel proud as they see the sun shine through the beautiful watercolors. These can easily be removed from the window by your Kid Expert, and attached to string, so that each child can take their creation home and/or hang elsewhere. Viola! A Halloween sun-catcher and decoration to be enjoyed by all!