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Many Pumpkin Faces

I introduced kinders to their first printmaking project.

fall art projects

Learning how to draw different expressions on the faces, like those in the famous “Five Little Pumpkins” book, added to the fun.


  • Multimedia paper
  • Old paper towel rolls
  • Black tempera paint
  • Plates for paint
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Crayons


  1. Students use a paper towel or toilet paper roll, dip the end in a pool of black tempera paint, and print as many black circles as they can on a sheet of drawing paper. Let dry.


  1. Faces are drawn in each circle with a Sharpie marker. Happy, scared, surprised … the book has clear examples of each.
  2. The pumpkins are colored in with crayon, and the background filled as well.

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