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The air is getting crisper, trick-or-treat is on the brain, and pumpkins are everywhere. Take this opportunity to teach your kids about color mixing with some fun fall projects. Instead of bombarding kids with lots of colors to mix, start with one. There is one color that seems to take over during the month of October: orange. Start these projects with two colors of paint—red and yellow—and encourage kids to mix them to create different shades of the warm pumpkin color.
This week, you can make some pumpkins with your little one. All you need are cardboard egg cartons, paint, construction paper, and glue. These make festive windowsill decorations or centerpieces. The more, the merrier.
How to Make Egg Carton Pumpkins
- Cut apart the sections of a cardboard egg carton.
- Have kids paint the sections orange and let dry.
- Cut black construction paper into small triangles and rectangles.
- Kids can glue the shapes onto the egg cartons to create faces.
- Go for a nature walk and collect twigs.
- Break twigs into 1-inch sections, and poke them through the egg cartons to create pumpkin stems.