Midnight Pumpkins

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It’s dark, it’s cold, and it’s the middle of the night. What would a pumpkin patch look like under these circumstances? A sleepy moon and glittering stars spreading their magic is how we see it.


  • Black construction paper
  • White construction paper
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Oil pastels
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Silver, green and gold glitter glue
  • Black Sharpie


  1. On the white construcrion paper, draw three pumpkins and a quarter moon. Draw curved lines in the pumpkin, from top to bottom. Draw a stem and leaves on each pumpkin. Draw veins in the leaves, and a nose and sleepy eye in the moon.
  2. Using yellow oil pastel, color in the pumpkin and the moon.
  3. With orange oil pastel, draw a line over each of the curved lines, along the outside edge, and at the top and the bottom of the pumpkin.
  4. With your finger, blend the orange into the yellow to produce shading.
  5. Color in the stem with brown and the leaves with green oil pastels.
  6. Blend a little bit of orange and black inside the moon.
  7. On the bottom third of the black construction, paper make lines and blend with the brown and green oil pastel.
  8. Carefully cut out the pumpkins and the moon.
  9. Glue the pumpkins to the bottom part of the black construction paper. You can overlap a couple of the pumpkins.
  10. Glue the moon in the upper left hand corner of the paper.
  11. With the black Sharpie, trace over the curved lines in the pumpkin, the veins in the leaves, and the eye of the moon.
  12. With white oil pastel, make stars or dots in the sky.
  13. Starting at the top of the picture, run a narrow line of gold glitter glue around the moon and above the eye. Put a dot of silver glitter glue on each star.
  14. With the green glitter glue, trace around each leaf and it’s veins.  Draw a curlique with the green glue by the leaves of the pumpkin.
  15. With gold glitter glue, trace each curved line and around the outside of the pumpkin.
  16. Using green glitter glue, draw some wavy lines at the bottom over the brown and green colored areas.

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