Every year, the PTO at my school hosts a pumpkin decorating contest.  My first two years, I threw something together last minute.  My fourth year, my pumpkin exploded before I had the opportunity to finish decorating it.   I was automatically OUT of the contest.  And my classroom smelled like pumpkin guts for days {it was BAD}.

But my third year… my third year, I ROCKED it.  I gave it my all, and I WON!!
Check it out:
Amazing, right?!  Haha I’m not too proud of it or anything 😉

After I spray painted the pumpkin yellow and let it dry, I spent three hours painting Spongebob’s features.  {I really meant business that year.}  Then I painted an empty Scholastic box blue and peach, for the ocean and the sand.  I painted popsicle sticks blue and glued pics {that I printed and colored} of Spongebob’s friends to the sticks.  Last, I drew some seaweed and attached it to the sides of the box.

It wasn’t easy, but when we heard our name over the loudspeaker, my class went WILD, and it was so worth it!  We won a class pizza party 🙂

This week, we are getting our pumpkins to decorate.  I’m still up in the air about what I should make!  I’ve seen some great ideas while perusing the Internet… but I’m not in love with anything yet!  If you have any ideas, I’d LOVE to hear them!!

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