Have you already carved your pumpkins this year?! If not you’re in luck!
Below the ambassadors and myself have shared a handful of our best tips and ideas for making the most of this fun fall activity with your family. So with out further ado let’s let the pumpkin carving ideas commence!
#1 – Make choosing your own pumpkins a part of the fun.
Amy of My Letter Sized-Life says,
Pumpkin carving wasn’t always a well-thought out activity in our household. I used to just come home with pumpkins from the grocery store one night for us to carve. One year however when my boys were 2 and 5 we stumbled onto a local pumpkin patch right near our house. The boys had so much fun looking through ALL of the pumpkins and picking out their own. It was always fun to see their personality reflected in the pumpkins they chose. We’ve been going to the same little pumpkin patch for nearly 5 years now and picking their own pumpkins has become just as much fun as carving them!
#2 – Throw a pumpkin carving party!
Leah of Bluebird Chic says,
As a family, we love hosting a pumpkin carving party every year! I make some of our favorite treats and dress in my olive green witch’s hat, and everyone brainstorms ideas for the best pumpkin, because we hold a vote after carving. We finish the night off with a few more treats and scary stories in the dark after lighting our pumpkins. It’s made for some memorable moments with our sons, and they look forward to it EVERY year!
#3 – Carve your pumpkins outside for easier cleanup.
Jennifer of Live Life. Create Art says,
I don’t know about you, but when carving pumpkins…no matter the age of the carvers, I appreciate easy clean-up after the fact! That means for us, if weather allows for it, we are outside doing our pumpkin carving. I always have quite the spread of old newspapers and some bags on hand for easy clean-up. We just pick up all those pumpkin guts in one full swoop, wrap them up and tuck them away in a bag for the trash! Or…if you have a compost pit, that’s even better!
#4 – Strive for fun, not perfection.
Kim of Apple of Our Eye Photography says,
I think sometimes for us artists, we tend to strive for perfectionism. I’m definitely guilty of that myself. I have to catch myself sometimes. I have found that the perfect pumpkin carving ideas to be those moments you let the kids decide. I just love seeing the glow on the faces of my children who are the most proud of what they’ve created!
Enjoy your pumpkin carving and have a Happy Halloween!