We started our classroom pumpkin patch last week by making beautiful watercolor leaves on diffuse paper, but I forgot to take a picture, so this is really part two of this bulletin board.  Part three will be the TLC scarecrows we’re going to make tomorrow.  The kids loved painting these huge panels of supercool textured paper someone donated to the classroom.  I don’t think they will ever forget that red and yellow make orange!  Then we used pumpkin templates for tracing and cut out our own stems.  We used pencil and pastels to add realistic details as our last step. Voila!  A beautiful thriving pumpkin patch.  Thanks to KinderKorner for passing along all these great ideas!