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?