If you love Halloween and crafts, check this article out. We show you how to make your own pumpkin prints, fun for all the family.

Thanks to Paula, from Scotland, who sent in this great pumpkin print idea. Let’s take a look at it…

What did you do?

This activity is really simple and doesn’t require too many tools. All you need is an apple cut in half, some orange, green and brown paint and a plain piece of paper.

1, cut the apple in half
2, dip the apple in the orange paint
3. press down onto the paper
4, make a dot at the top of the pumpkin shape with the brown paint on a brush or finger
5, make a flick or r-shape with the green paint either with a brush or finger
6, once the orange has dried you could add googly eyes or paint/draw a face on the pumpkin

This picture was really simple to do and the more pumpkins my daughter made the more she changed the faces. I liked the creativity of my daughter making the different faces as well as learning how to mix the brown colour and controlling her brush.

A photo of a girl painting orange pumpkins on paper

Tell the Housebound With Kids community a bit about yourself…

My name is Paula. I’m a recently qualified learning support assistant with a daughter aged 6 living in West Dunbartonshire Scotland.

Do you have any tips for other parents?

Some of the simplest of activities are the best and make the most memories, my daughter loves taking over the kitchen table with all her paints and crafts. We don’t spend a fortune on craft packs etc just buy paint and glue and maybe a few sequins etc the rest is sourced from around the house. Empty yoghurt drinks, toilet roll inserts – think blue peter.

What are your family’s favourite board game(s)/card game(s)?

Guess who, uno, snap, go fish, monopoly.

What are your children’s favourite books?

The faraway tree collection by Enid Blyton and any Julia Donaldson.

Has this website and community helped you?

There’s always someone in the same mental and emotional place as you – you are not alone. There’s no sarcasm or cheeky or nasty comments. Everyone is kind and helpful.