First, we stopped by Trader Joe's to pick out the pumpkins. She chose a variety of types and sizes. The little ones were under a buck and the larger one was $1.99. She's a bargain hunter like her mama ;). Then, we went to Michael's to pick out the glitter. She chose pink (of course) and white (surprisingly). We also purchased a spray adhesive, as advised on the website where I got the idea. You could easily use any other type of glue that you already have. The adhesive is supposed to leave a seamless look, but ours actually came out bubbly, so I'm not sure it's worth purchasing. Maybe try a high-end brand?
Once home, I lined the dining room table with newspaper and then proceeded to spray the pumpkins. Then, I let her have at it with the glitter. Of course, she piled on way more than was necessary, but she had a blast. Addie chose four of the pumpkins to decorate pink and one lone guy sports the white glitter. I rolled up the newspaper after each pumpkin to dump the excess glitter back in. It looks like she didn't even make a dent in the tube, so we have lots more to use for future projects. If you have a toddler, this is a perfect craft for their abilities and attention spans, but there are endless ways that you could make this idea more intricate and personalized. Now, the pumpkins are the centerpiece on our table and she proudly admires her creations at each meal; it's all I can do to keep her little hands off of them, though!
How are you decorating pumpkins this year? We'd love to hear your ideas and try some other projects!