I had such plans for Ariadne’s first pumpkin craft project.
I’ve never been big on carving pumpkins…I think the innards are gross and slimy…so I wasn’t so much looking forward to carving this year.
Then I realized that there are no steadfast rules to pumpkin decorating. So I decided we would paint them.
I wanted something that Ariadne could do, and thought of a painted hand print.
Let’s just call the pumpkin hand print a big fat FAIL.
It wasn’t until the pumpkin was prepped, the paint poured, the baby girl positioned, that I realized one tiny little snag in my plan.
My daughter has a heavy case of the hand clench.
She almost never unclenches her hands when you want her to. And much like a boa constrictor, the harder yo u try to pry those little digits apart, the tighter she grips them.
So that’s how a hand print turned into this.
Not quite what I imagined, but I guess Ariadne is just a little bit more into the abstract art. I think she gets that from her Mama. I mean, I did work (and get married at) an art museum. This girl was born to be an artist!
And to go with the theme, The Hubs and I made our own finger painted pumpkins.
They are completely and utterly hideous. Don’t take that as a real sample of my true artistic talent. I think the important thing here is to note that I was able to get The Hubs to not only partake in an art project – but one that included finger painting.
No, the dripping was not intentional, although if anyone ever asks me, I’m going to tell them it was a purposeful creative technique.
PS – Check out the BEST PJs EVER. I have searched long and hard for space PJs for Muffin (ahhh it’s been awhile since I called her Muffin on here hasn’t it?) and finally found some. Only downside – they were at a second hand store, and only in size 3-6, which barely fit for a week until Ariadne was so tightly zipped that I started to confuse the pajamas with a sausage casing.
End note – if you find cute space PJs, please let me know. Preferably in sizes 6+ months.