It seems like October just started, but here we are, one week until Halloween! We’ve been counting down the time doing a variety of Halloween crafts to get us in the mood for the big “Trick or Treat” event… This past weekend the family worked on pumpkins!
So far we’ve always just painted the pumpkins, much easier for little ones to fully participate that way. But this year I decided they should at least get to see what the inside of a pumpkin looks like. I laid down some old towels on the kitchen floor, thinking they’d be excited to dig into the pulp and pull it out.
After her first look into the pumpkin, and Mommy’s urge to try touching the inside, my little Peanut decided that Daddy could clean her pumpkin out for her. (She didn’t want to get all goopy…) Her 2 year old brother had a similar reaction; Mommy got his all cleaned out, and then we set up the paint station.
I made them little paint pallets with some paper plates and let them get to work. The first thing Peanut did was mix all the colors together to make this mucky green color…
Monkey was a little more refined in his approach… Although he did decide that two handed painting made much more sense!
What about you? What has your family done to get into the Halloween spirit?
we painted/carved pumpkins yesterday! I posted pics today on my blog! 😉
It’s that time of year! Can’t wait to see your pics!
I am with your kids on the whole not-wanting-to-clean-out-the-pumpkin thing. 😉 This year I just painted the outside of my pumpkin and let it be, haha!
Yeah, I kind of remember it being more fun when I was younger…. lol.
We have bought the pumpkins and the kids are itching to carve them. Just need to find the time sometime before Halloween! Hoping for a warm, dry trick or treating night!
I’m hoping for a dry trick or treat, too. I just thought about the chance of rain last night and how that would go with 2 little ones… It is never fun to have a rainy trick or treat night!
I need to get some pumpkins! The only reason we really like to carve them is so that my husband can make some roasted pumpkin seeds for us. They are amazing! Ash & Bean gobble them up. We have to hide some so we have some for after they go to bed 😉 Otherwise, I prefer to paint them too. We use washable paint and then I squirt them off after Halloween and keep them for our Thanksgiving decorations.
Looks like you guys had a blast!
I like the idea of washing the pumpkins off – I never thought of that!
We made roasted pumpkin seeds this year, I’m actually just about to see what they think of them. (The husband and I got ours first…)
That looks like a lot of fun! My kids would love this activity too.
LOL! I thought my kids were the only ones who steadfastly refuse to remove the goop! They’re 12 and 8 now and they STILL haven’t done it (and, for that matter, neither has their father).
Wow! So it might not just be my kid’s age, huh? Well, if they get that old and don’t want to de-goop the pumpkins we may just stick to painting them… Then again, the pumpkin seeds I roasted did taste awful good this year, I’d hate to miss out on that!
JDaniel4's Mom says
This looks like so much fun! Thank you for linking to the Halloween Traditions link up!