Tis’ the season…
For pumpkin carving, trick or treating and general, spooky tom foolery!
My daughter has been super excited about pumpkin carving and since it is not quite time yet, I came up with a way for her to practice her carving skills.
The assembly is pretty simple and you could easily do it before hand and then just have the kids carve.
- 2 plates (Styrofoam really works the best for “carving”)
- Good Ole’ school glue
- Black and orange paint
- a paint brush, sharpie and a pumpkin carving tool (a plastic knife would work too)
Here’s how you do it:
Paint the inner portion of one of the plates black.
Get your glue ready.
I cut a little stem out of brown construction paper, but that is totally optional.
Put a circle of glue around the outer lip of the bottom plate and then gently place the top plate on it.
Gently squeeze the edges of the plate to make sure they seal and then, allow it to sit and dry. (At least an hour)
After it is dry, let your little one paint the pumpkin or let out your inner Pumpkin King and do it yourself!
Once again, let it dry.
Draw the stencil/face and either let your preschooler have at it or assist them as they practice their pumpkin carving skills!
Have fun with this pumpkin carving activity!