Pumpkins at the Fair

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I just love fall and the vivid colors that it puts forth. To promote those beautiful colors my 2nd grade classes created these fabulous pumpkins all on their first day of art! 
I love how excited they get when they create fun items
 that represent their lives and experiences. 
In these classes, every kid loves a pumpkin and tempera paints!
 “Krimpart” Pumpkins
 I “suggested” that the students use only 2 colors of tempera paints. 
Well, they chose differently. 
I just LOVE how they turned out and so did the students!  
Color mixing Pumpkins
 These pumpkins were made by another 2nd grade class. I suggested 2-3 colors and boy did they enjoy the blending of analogous colors. Once dry, we discussed the curved lines of a pumpkin. Then they used oil pastels to create the lines and textures on the pumpkins and added crepe paper vines and leaves. 
Again, I am just in love with my 2nd grade classes and 
am so excited to work with these kiddos!


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    September 14, 2012 at 1:38 am

    I've been teaching art for almost 38 years and I've never seen or used “krimpart”. Could you please tell me what it is and what the process is? Thanks so much. The pumpkins are great.

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    September 14, 2012 at 1:41 am

    I want to know how those Krimpart pumpkins were made!! Please tell!!

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    Elizabeth - Dream Painters
    September 14, 2012 at 2:33 am

    I really loved your candy apples which look as though you used the same process, but these pumpkins are stunning! I love the colors! Ditto comments above – can't wait to find out how you made them! 🙂

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    September 14, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Krimpart sounds intriguing….I love the fall !

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    Patty Palmer
    September 14, 2012 at 3:32 am

    So excited you are back at school. Love the pumpkins and the riot of colors!

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    December 9, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I have a 1972 Krimpart set and have learned basics to the art. I'd be more than happy to share my knowledge with you! I'm also trying to find more information than the kit I have. It's proven to be quite difficult. You are welcome to email me at christychristman@gmail.com.

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