Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Erasable Pumpkin

We make a tradition of carving pumpkins with the kids every year. Sometimes they are in a happy pumpkin face mood and sometimes they are in a scary pumpkin face mood. The problem is when we are halfway done with the pumpkin and they change their minds. I have not been able to magically repair the pumpkins so far and it has caused some unhappy kids at times. Does this happen to anyone else?

This year I wanted to try something new. I painted a pumpkin (which Higgins has named Pumpky) with chalk board paint. This time I used a spray paint, although there is also a brush on paint that I used before for the chalk board table. The spray paint was really easy to use for the pumpkin. Make sure you paint it outside, so you don't breathe in the fumes. I sprayed two coats on Pumpky. Once he was dry, we pulled out the chalk and the kids took turns decorating him. It was a big success. I think next time, I will buy a foam pumpkin so we can keep it longer.

Want more pumpkin carving alternatives? Check out my Pumpkin Alternatives post!

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