The end result is fabulous!
It started out great, with helpful and happy kids.
It didn't seem to bother any of the adults too much. We all kind of got into the carving and creativity behind carving pumpkins. I tried out the cookie cutter and rubber mallet method. Awesome way to carve a pumpkin but my pumpkin was too thick so the cookie cutters could not cut all the way through. But they still provided a great starting point to do my carving from. I made a polka-dotted pumpkin!
And Chris did a great job on my super big pumpkin!
So, pumpkin carving was not much of a kid friendly activity tonight but they thought the end result was pretty cool.
What are you doing with your pumpkins this year?
The Nitty Gritty!
Need some ideas on what to do with pumpkins that is truly kid friendly? Check out all of these awesome idesa!
Critters and Crayons - pumpkin as vase
Toddler Approved - buttons and ribbons on pumpkins
Nurture Store - looking for a funkier pumpkin? check out this one with glitter, paint and push-pins
The Imagination Tree - beautiful drip-art pumpkins
The Outlaw Mom - no carve pumpkin decorating ideas
And lastly, if you are doing the old fashioned carving thing, like we did, might be a good idea to brush up on the How-To of pumpkin carving!
Quirky Momma - real instructions for carving a pumpkin. I could have used these tonight!
Wow. That is a lot of great idea, with TONS more out there to be found. Thanks to all the great ladies that passed along these fun ideas for me to check out and post for my readers. I hope you will click around and check out what other folks are up to this year with their pumpkins.