Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Every year, my kids enjoy entering the Pumpkin Decorating Contest. This contest is not the traditional carving contest instead it is painting or drawing on a pumpkin! This is all part of the annual festival in a nearby city.

We have fun every year trying to decide what to paint on their pumpkins. They usually want to do something big and elaborate, but then reality sets in. It is harder than you think to paint on a pumpkin, but it is so much fun to see the creative juices begin to flow!

The festival has a theme every year that you can fit into your design or you can come up with your own design. We love to visit the exhibit at the fair and see what ideas every one else came up with! People have turned their pumpkins into everything from a pig to a strawberry to a football player..the possibilities are endless!

The kids just love that it is THEIR help is allowed from the adults!

Can you guess what B did with his pumpkin?

A Buckeye pumpkin, of course! Pretty good writing, huh!

S worked hard on fitting her pumpkin into the theme.... "A Peanut Round-Up"

I think she did a fantastic job!

E also went with the theme.

She did a cowgirl riding a horse along with another cowgirl ..notice the pink cowgirl boots! How cute is that!?

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