Experiment with colour mixing whilst making a cute pumpkin Halloween craft. Kids will love mixing red and yellow paint together using their hands! This simple paper plate craft makes a great Halloween decoration.
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To make a paper plate pumpkin you will need:
- paper plates
- red and yellow poster paint
- Shapes cut out of black paper
How to experiment with colour mixing and make paper plate pumpkins
To make the orange for the pumpkins Harry used his hands to mix some red and yellow paint together on a paper plate. This was definitely the best part of making the pumpkins. He thought it was fascinating watching the colours mix together to make orange. Harry, the table and the kitchen ended up covered in paint, but that was half the fun!
Once the paint had dried Harry used some shapes that I had cut out of black paper to make his SPOOOOKY face. The green rectangles were meant to be for the pumpkin stems but Harry decided to use them as eyes instead!
Harry got sticking and a few minutes later a proud Harry held up his completed pumpkin face.
Harry: Age 3