The PTO Fall Carnival is this weekend, and everyone has been busy preparing for it, and the kids are so excited! Every year the homeroom classes participate in a pumpkin decorating contest. I don't have a homeroom, but I asked if the art class could do one. Wouldn't it only be appropriate?! Several of my classes have recently studied Van Gogh, so we decided to paint a starry night. I think they had fun, and I sure did, too!
I quickly sketched out the big spaces onto the pumpkin (The tree, the swirls, moon, city). The kids don't really use acrylic paints in class (they are not washable!) so they were excited to use a different kind of paint. They commented on how much thicker it is. The kids mixed up different shades and tints of blue, and filled in their big spaces. I helped them with the tiny "dashes" to make the night sky. Lastly, Glitter was used to make those stars really shine!
I tried to take a panorama of the pumpkin, but I can never keep that arrow on the line! After glitter was added, I sprayed a clear coat to make it really shiny and to seal the paint.