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Nine Steps to Decorating a Pumpkin For Halloween Family Fun
Halloween Family Fun Decorating Pumpkins
What fun things do you like to do for Halloween? Do you decorate your house? Do you host or attend costume parties? Do you still go trick-or-treating or do you chaperone your children? Are you the keeper of house to hand out the candy to the other little goblins?
I have always enjoyed Halloween. Every age brought its different stages. One stage that never gets outgrown is decorating pumpkins.
There are lots of ways to accomplish this and I will be covering some of those here to help you. Carving, drawing, painting, stencils.......you don't have to be creative, you just have to want to do it.
So read on and find some different and interesting ways that you can showcase a pumpkin at your house so no one calls you a 'Scrooge'. Oops, wrong season but you get my meaning.
I hope you enjoy!!
Pumpkin Decorating Options
If carving pumpkins isn't your cup of tea then do not fear we have options.
You can paint pumpkins, stencil pumpkins, draw on pumpkins, make vases with pumpkins or just use a variety of shapes, sizes and colors and let your beautiful pumpkins stand on their own.
Here are a few examples.
Music to Carve Pumpkins By - Fun for the kids
Carving Pumpkins - fun for the kids
If carving pumpkins with your tikes is you cup of tea here is a simple picture diagram and explanation of the process.
My daughter, at the age of 7 will demonstrate carving a pumpkin in the following pictures.
It's really great fun for the kids. Kids love using their hands and especially the 'hands-on' projects. Being able to get their hands all slimmed up with pumpkin guts and feeling accomplished after the job is done brings many smiles.
Your children will be asking you 'when are we going to decorate the pumpkins, Mom?" as often as "When are we putting up the Christmas Tree?"
It's too much fun and great memories to add to your personalized albums.
Have fun with this as soon and as often as you can. You won't regret it, I promise.
9 Steps to Carving a Pumpkin - Simple enough a child can do itClick thumbnail to view full-size
IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN
Great Pumpkin Carving Music - fun for the kids
Tools for the Well Seasoned Pumpkin Decorators
This handy tool makes carving fun, easy and speeds the process. using this Dremel tool you can actual etch the pumpkin vs. full carving. Create neat effects with little effort.
For the Wanna Decorate with Pumpkins - but just don't have the time.
If quick and easy decorating is all you have time for then this is a nice alternative for you and will create a huge effect.
How Do You Like to Decorate Your Pumpkins
Everyone has a different way of doing things. How boring would it be if we were all the same. Take the poll below and share with us what method you prefer.
What's Your Favorite Way to Decorate Halloween Pumpkins?
FOR THE KIDS
We'll Leave the Light on
Share you ideas of how you decorate with pumpkins or just let us know you have been by to visit.
You're always welcome. We'll leave the pumpkin lit.