One of our favourite activities in the run up to Halloween is the carving of pumpkins, a lot of people don’t like doing it because of the mess that inevitably ensues but for us that is all part of the fun!
The girls love getting sticky and scooping out the stringy innards of their pumpkins, seeds generally flying everywhere before we settle on an inevitably not very scary at all face!
First up this time was Evie and she loved doing it all herself this year, granted I helped her a little with the knife for the face but other than that she did it all herself. After getting a little too knife happy we had a little accident while making the eyes so she is wearing a plaster over her ‘cut’.
We popped a little light inside and after deciding that it was raining a little too heavy for ‘Pippin’ (the pumpkin – get it!!) she would settle indoors. I did try to explain that she wouldn’t mind the rain but after hearing how it was too cold for her we settled on keeping her inside! lol
Amelia dived straight into hers with gusto, I thought she might be a little icky when it comes to grabbing the insides but needn’t have worried as she was in up to her elbows!
These monster pumpkins are fabulous and a great size for little ones to get their teeth into without having to be too gentle. After pulling out and scooping the insides we again agreed that this pumpkin, named Squeaker thanks to the noise it made when we were cutting it open, would live indoors….I’m sure at some point we will get to put them outside but until the rain stops and the coldness moves on then they are living on our fireplace! lol
Now comes the big questions…..do I dry the seeds to use for decoration with the kids? I’m sure they would love stringing them!
Have you carved and decorated your pumpkin yet?