Monday, October 29, 2007

The Great Rumpkin

Some moms have a thing for baby toes. I, on the other hand, can’t get enough of baby and toddler tushes. There’s something so squeezable and well, cute, about those soft, round bottoms. Wish I could say the same thing about my bum’s softness…

Well, for Halloween this year we decided to make the grandparents cards with pictures of the Great Rumpkins. Yes, we made "bumprints" of the girls’ bottoms, which bear (or should I say bare?) a striking resemblance to pumpkins. (The rumpkin to the left belongs to Madeline; the one below to the right is Rae's.)

Want to make your own rumpkin? Here’s how:
1. Fill a shallow baking dish or piece of Tupperware with orange, nontoxic poster paint*. I actually used a tinfoil, disposable lasagna tray to minimize cleanup time.
2. Dip your kiddo’s bum in the orange paint. If your rumpkin model is a girl, be careful not to get paint in other, nearby sensitive areas.
3. Transfer orange bum to a piece of black construction paper and gently press the bottom onto the paper, leaving a lovely “bumprint.”
4. Allow to dry for a few hours.

*You can also use nontoxic fabric paint and make rumpkin t-shirts.

Happy Halloween!

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