While we've painted some pumpkins, we haven't carved ours, or otherwise decorated them, yet this year. That's our task for this weekend. In preparation, I have been looking around Pinterest and other blogs for kid-friendly pumpkin carving and decorating ideas. Because I'm just not ready to let Maia wield a large knife around a difficult-to-carve awkwardly-shaped hard object yet. But I want her and Daphne to be able to participate as much as possible.
In the past, Maia has drawn a face on her pumpkin with a sharpie and I've cut it out. We may do that again this year. But also, I'm excited about these fun ideas I've found around the web:
- Junk Drawer Pumpkins at Family Chic (found via The Crafty Crow)
- Hardware-Decorated Pumpkins at (where else?) Lowes
- Carrot-Nose Jack-O-Lanterns at Martha Stewart
- Carve Pumpkins with Cookie Cutters at Fresh Home Ideas
We'll probably choose at least one of these pumpkin carving and decorating ideas as a starting point for our own jack-o-lanterns. And who knows… Maybe it'll make its way into our Halloween tradition (we're still working on establishing holiday traditions).
Do you have any special Halloween traditions? I'd love to hear!