We love glue resist art projects, one of our favourites was the watercolor leaf garland we made last Autumn and this year we decided to try a variation using black paper for our glue resist pumpkins which is the perfect pumpkin art project for this fall season. This black glue pumpkin art project is perfect for kids of all ages from preschoolers to adults. I mean who doesn’t love seasonal crafts?
We love art resist projects. There is something about glue, whether it is from a squeezy bottle or from a glue gun as it is great for fine motor skills. In fact, art resist is a great first-time glue gun project as there is less temptation to touch the glue as you are not looking for it to bond anything. We allow love seasonal crafting and art and this is a fun fall activity that you can join in making with the kids in the build-up to Halloween. Plus it is the perfect classroom Halloween art without being scary.
How to Make Pumpkin Art
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- Black card
- Glue gun or glue (UK Link/US Link)
- White pencil
- Chalk pastels, oil pastels, crayons, watercolour paints
We were inspired by these glue line pumpkins and these pumpkins using glue resist. We decided to use black paper and oil pastels, but they look equally as great on watercolour paper with paints and using chalk pastels.
We drew our pumpkin’s from life using some small pot ones that I had. There is something about glue, whether it is from a squeezy bottle or from a glue gun as it is great for fine motor skills. In fact, art resist is a great first-time glue gun project as there is less temptation to touch the glue as you are not looking for it to bond anything. We allow love seasonal crafting and art and this is a fun fall activity that you can join in making with the kids in the build-up to Halloween. Plus it is the perfect classroom Halloween art without being scary.
We practiced drawing them on to sheets of paper first, before using a white pencil to draw them on to cardstock. But you could skip this and apply the glue directly to the paper if you are feeling more confident. If you are not confident at all then print off an image to use as a pumpkin template and practice by tracing on to your card or paper.
The benefit of using a glue gun is that it dries faster, making this project faster for impatient children who struggle to wait for the glue to dry! Black glue looks amazing in this project and I didn’t have any so used black paper instead.
If you are using PVA glue, then it is best to allow the glue to dry overnight. Once dry then you can erase the white lines.
We talked about shading and creating a 3D effect by using lighter colours in the center of the segments. Maxi then finished off hispunpkin craft picture by adding some ground and sky to it.
I love how it turned out and also how his friends single pumpkin using chalk turned out too. We just used some hair spray to seal the picture.
How ace do they look! They were so fun to do and I have framed them so they will look great year on year when we bring them out to decorate for Autumn. I think they would also look amazing with watercolors too.
We also have some other fab paper pumpkin crafts here including paper pumpkin faces that are perfect for preschoolers, especially if pumpkin carving is too advanced for them.
Make sure you check out our other Pumpkin craft ideas and all things pumpkin.
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