Carving pumpkins is one of our favourite Halloween traditions and I like to involve the girls as much as possible, even if I’m not quite happy to hand over the carving knife just yet. As you can see, they do the scooping and use a pencil to draw their designs on – which I then cut out for them.
There are other ways your children can get involved with the pumpkin decorating. Anna from The Imagination Tree shared this idea for a sparkly pumpkin, made by her 2 year old Cakie, with last week’s Play Academy – isn’t it fab?
And these jewelled pumpkins were made by Emma, daughter and artist in residence at Mama Smiles.
Are you decorating pumpkins this year? If you are, there’s a fun pumpkin carving competition over at Mediocre Mum‘s, with lots more designs to inspire you.