As I mentioned the other day, we’re pretending that it’s almost fall!  Today’s high was 97… Really makes you want to break out the sweaters!  Gresham is especially ready to get on with fall because his birthday is in fall (October), so we decided to go ahead and decorate pumpkins.

Daddy found these perfect little pie pumpkins at the grocery store, so we made them into… ninjas! (What else?)

Ninja Pumpkins

For our young painters, we decided to use tape to cover the ninja mask part.

Ninja Pumpkins

We used acrylic paint.  When we peeled off the tape, the edges were a little wonky, so Daddy did some touch up with a flat brush.  For older kids, it would probably be easier to just draw the mask part with a pencil and paint on the lines.

Ninja Pumpkins

Then the boys drew on their ninja eyes with a sharpie marker.  The paint does scratch off, so if your pumpkins are going to be handled very much, it would be good to spray them with a coat of clear shellac.  Ours are intended for decoration, but they’ve been loved and handled an awful lot already! 🙂

Ninja Pumpkins

Aren’t they cute?  They almost make it feel a little cooler outside…

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  1. JJ Sep 16, 2013

    We might have to make one for each Ninjago character! :o)

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    1. JDaniel4's Mom Sep 17, 2013

      These are adorable. It is still hot here too.

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