Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Are you making pie? While you bake, the kids can paint and play with their very own Pumpkin Pie Painting. It’s a super easy craft made from the lid to frozen pie crusts. Plus it has some fun sensory play at the end, too… Keep reading for more fun paint painting ideas plus this week’s installment of the Love to Learn Linky.
Pumpkin Pie Painting and Messy Play Supplies Needed:
- Lid to a frozen pie crust (or a glass pie plate)
- Paint (We used brown, orange, yellow, white & red, but any will do.)
- Shaving cream
- Baking sheet to contain the mess
First, paint the underside of the pie crust lid. Painting the bottom (instead of the top) makes the “whipped cream” stay creamy white in the next step.
Next, flip lid over and get out the shaving cream. The Babe loves using the can all by herself. Have towels ready!
Beware that the shaving cream fun might get a little crazy if you step into the other room to do dishes…
Love messy play, but don’t love the mess? Check out my tips for Cleaning Up Messy Play!
Painting Ideas from the Love to Learn Linky
Here are a few more painting ideas shared on Last Week’s Love to Learn Linky:
While you’ve got the paint and shaving cream out, might as well make a turkey, too! Handprint Turkey from Mini Monets and Mommies.
Make some Frozen DIY Watercolors from Planet Smarty Pants.
Watch the color travel with this Salt Painting project from The Practical Mom.
To see more amazing kids’ activities featured this week, check out my co-hosts posts:
Snow Inspired Fun for Kids: Crafts, Activities and More from A Little Pinch of Perfect
10 Fun Christmas Learning Ideas for Preschoolers from One Time Through
Snowman Letter Matching Puzzles from Totschooling
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