Halloween Gourd Fun

*We made these last fall but I never shared them so I thought now would be the perfect time*

Our church has a pumpkin patch each fall and we usually buy a few pumpkins. This year the pumpkins were outrageously priced (apparently collection plates come in orange now) so we walked around until we found some gourds which were only $5. We chose 3 gourds and brought them home to paint.


We used regular acrylic paint and had a lot of fun one afternoon painting the gourds.

Here’s my witch – Gourdita!


My 5 year olds – a little freestyle action going on here


But  my favorite is what my 9 year old saw in this gourd…



A snake slithering up to a freaked out pumpkin!

I simply love this. And my kid. What a funny guy he is.


Grab a few gourds this month and let your kids go crazy.

It will be so fun to see what they “see.”


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4 Responses to Halloween Gourd Fun

  1. Kelly says:

    I love this! I never would have seen that snake…Duke saw it immediately when I showed him the gourd. He and Andrew are creative twins

  2. Patricia Becker says:

    I am with you Kelly–I love your witch–I would not have seen that either.

  3. Mindy says:

    Hahahaha, that’s awesome!

  4. Jess says:

    Those are great!