We began by drawing our pumpkin, talking about the shapes that can be found in a pumpkin. We then traced it with black oil pastel.
The primary colored paint was handed out and then we talked about how we could paint an orange pumpkin with only the primary colors. Mixing! We first painted our pumpkins yellow and then added red to mix the paint on our papers to get an orange pumpkin.
We then drew three leaf shapes and mixed yellow and blue together to get green.
During the second class we used white oil pastel to draw a moon and stars on black paper. We then added white highlights to our pumpkin and colored our stems. We cut out our pumpkins and leaves then glued them to the black paper.
I found this lesson on the Deep Space Sparkle blog. If you have never checked out this blog, you're missing out.
My lesson plan can be found here. My instructional video can be found below.