Happy fall ya’ll! I felt the need to make some seasonal art and I always love to incorporate tiny humans! Then it came to me, I will make a bumpkin! What is a bumpkin, you ask?! Well, you are in for a treat! A bumpkin is a pumpkin crafted by using the tiny bum of an adorable little human.
To make a fall bumpkin painting you will need a few materials:
- Tiny adorable human bum
- orange paint (non toxic, child safe of course)
- additional paint or markers for adding a little pizzazz to that bumpkin (I used copics)
- foam sponge brush (or your fingers)
I suggest executing this project in a place that is easy to clean. since it tends to get little messy. Nakedness and orange paint on their bum, boy do they squirm! 🙂 I suggest you wear old clothes too! The mess factor is really up there with this project.
I do my baby art projects in the kitchen on the floor. Take the foam brush and apply orange paint to your tiny person. You can squeeze the paint onto the brush or you can put the paint on a paper plate and dab it onto the brush (or smear it with your fingers; lets be honest that is the easiest way). Gently dab the paint onto the cheeks of your little one. You want to stay to the exterior of the bum (don’t get too close to wear the cheeks meet). Once you have adequately applied paint to those little cheeks go ahead and sit your little one on the piece of paper. Lift the baby straight up off of the paper to get a nice bum print! Basically, you are using baby’s bum as a giant stamp! Enjoy the cuteness overload.Yes, you have a bum print! Now make more! Revel in how cute your tiny one is! And also in the fact that when your tiny human is 16 you are going to have some awesome embarrassment potential with this little art piece.
Next, bath time is in order for that little person! Make sure you pay extra special attention to cleaning off that little bumpkin of yours! While that fun tubby time is going on your bumpkin print is drying.
Once your print is dry you can embellish it. I got a little crazy and added some crazy curling vines from the stem and a shadow, too! I also make sure to include the date to commemorate the art. Since this is my little lady’s first bumpkin I titled it with not only her name, but also that it is in fact her first bumpkin. You can see my design for the beautiful Miss Ellarose’s bumpkin below. Feel free to get creative and add even more to this art or leave out what doesn’t suit your tastes. This is a great starting place, but definitely customize it and make it your own!
Now, you have a precious little bumpkin keepsake to give as a gift or cherish and keep forever. If you make a bumpkin I would love to see how it turns out! This is my all time favorite baby painting craft I have done so far. Baby bums are uber cute!