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Thursday, November 1, 2012

All Saint's Day Pumpkin Art

St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Happy All Saint's Day!
Here I am sharing a fun art project...An idea that emerged from my disappointment!  I was feeling really bummed out that we were missing our annual All Saint's Day party with our homeschool group this year, due to a family conflict.  (I think I look forward to it, every year, more than the kids!)  I started wracking my brain trying to think of something fun and meaningful that we could do as a family here at home to celebrate this important feast day.  Always thinking about things that are "do-able"(My main priority for a project), I was inspired by Lacy's Saint puppets.   I figured if we couldn't dress up as our favorite saints this year, we could dress up some pumpkins!  We used many of the awesome Catholic Icing templates as guides for our faces and saintly symbols. 
Setting up "shop" in the garage, we had art class all morning!  All ages could participate...Age 4 an up:)
This would be a great idea for an All Saint's party too...It really only took us about 2 1/2 hours to make about a dozen Saint pumpkins!  (Not including set-up and clean-up) Our only supplies were sharpie pens and paint.  Tip:  Washable Tempera paint definitely works well but we liked the acrylic paints best...More vibrant colors.  Everyone wore aprons since acrylic paint is not washable.
We always discover new gifts and talents when we do art projects!  Princess created an adorable Holy Family:)
We are using it for our kitchen table centerpiece for November...Maybe even December!?  The rest of the pumpkins also made the cutest liturgical decorations:)
Angel baby made St. Therese (mostly) on her own...
+Superboy made St. Michael the Archangel+
Here we have St. Francis of Assisi...
St. Clare...
(Blessed) Mother Teresa of Calcutta...
A few saintly pumpkins made it the fireplace mantle...How's that for a power trio?
Let's see, we also had St. Patrick...He is (teenager) Army Dude's patron saint...
He's just too cute!
And one of my favorite's...Our Lady of Guadalupe:)  We ran out of pumpkins but I wanted to do Juan Diego to go with her!
I really think Princess did a nice job with St. Kateri Tekakwitha...One of her patron saints...Perfect decor for Thanksgiving too!
Here they are all together!  
They really turned out much cuter than I ever expected...Certainly making up for my original disappointment;-)
+...All you holy men and women, pray for us+
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  1. Really, super cute! Your kids did a great job! Happy All Saints Day!

  2. Wow...I love these pumpkins! I think Bl. Mother Teresa is my favorite! So cute!
    I hope you'll link up in my Cele-LINKY with the Saints for November: and maybe at the Monthly Round Up at Catholic Bloggers? Great post! Thanks for sharing!

  3. These are truly amazing!!! Wonderful job everyone! Will try this next year! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Michelle! I am honored:):) Your kids would love this and it's so easy!

  4. Cute, cute, cute! and pinning this to my All Saints Day Pinterest Board! We just finished our All Saints Day party that I hosted with our homeschool group and I'm about to get a post up about it! I'm going to link to this great idea :)

  5. I love all the saints you and your kiddles chose. Oh the Holy Family is so darling, and of course, love Our Lady of Guadalupe. All of them are priceless !! Isn't it awesome being Catholic !

  6. Fantastic, Tiffany! And, I agree with Gardenia, being Catholic is AWESOME! +JMJ+

  7. Oh, my gosh, Tiffany, those are great!!! I love all the Saint Pumpkins!!! Very cool!!

  8. That is soooo fun!! They look great!!! I love it!! I think I'll have to plant some pumpkins next year so my kids can try it! I'm sure they'd enjoy this! God Bless!

  9. Oh my goodness!!! Those pumpkins are beyond adorable! They make me smile from ear to ear just looking at the picture. We are so doing this next year!

  10. Thank you for all of the nice compliments, everyone! One of my friends commented (Facebook) that they looked like Catholic Veggie tales! Wouldn't that be a great idea? Someone ought to take that on:)


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