October 23, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

Adam's class went on their first field trip yesterday to the Pumpkin Patch. He was completely excited to pick out his "baby" pumpkin as the lady from FUMC called it. Adam was happy as a lark playing on the playground before hand but then he was less than thrilled when I offered to take individual pictures of the kids sitting on the hay bales with the scarecrow. His pictures tell it all. To the left is while playing on the playground. Notice he is happy because I am not paying attention to other children. To the right is his individual picture just like the other children. Now below is a picture of his baby pumpkin.

While he was there, every child received a bag with goodies in it and a flyer to tell how to keep their pumpkin's fresh. I never knew their was a way to keep them fresh so I will share the tip with you.

Keeping Jack Fresh

You can either purchase an anti-browning solution from the store of make your own. To make your own, you will need:

  • 2 Tablespoons of Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 quart of water
Now just mix ingredients together and brush over the carved areas.

Face Paint

  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cold cream
  • food coloring
  • small paintbrush or cotton swab
In small containers or a muffin tin, stir together the cornstarch and cold cream until thoroughly mixed. Add water and stir. Add food coloring one drop at a time until you get the color desired. Paint simple designs on face. Keep out of eyes. Remove with soap and water. Color mixing tips can be found on the food coloring box.