I did struggle a little bit as I was setting it up. Did I really want to encourage the children to paint over these already incredible masterpieces of misshapen, bumpy, colorful pieces of art? Sure! Why not? It is a little different than paper, and we did it in mid-October (I know! I’m so behind!) so it was really fitting with the season.
I picked up a couple of bags of cool looking gourds from our local farm stand, gave each child a paper plate full of paint, a paint brush, and told them to have at it.
Unfortunately I didn’t get many good pictures, so I leave you with this blurry picture of one of my mini-ions gourd creations. It was a long, bumpy wacky one that he really enjoyed the sensation of painting over. He looked at it in new ways. He finished painting and asked for another one – isn’t that the whole point?