In their four and six years, my kids have never carved a pumpkin. They've painted them, drawn on them, and decorated them in other ways, but we've never carved one before. Come to find out, Trace has never carved one before either, so this was a first for our family. We all had a blast!
These first two pictures are the pumpkins the kids did themselves, with sharpies. This one is Jack's, and this pumpkin came out of our garden! Jack made it scary with silver sharpie.
Trace used the big knife and cut the pumpkins open. I guess I have these two pictures in the wrong order.
Caroline took this picture of Jack and I working on his spider pumpkin.
Jack worked hard on this pumpkin. We printed a spider template from online, traced it, and then carefully cut it. He and I worked together, and our hands were tired by the end!
In this picture he's showing the scary drawings he did on this lid of his pumpkin. There's a spider and a few jack-o-lanterns.
Trace carved Caroline's pumpkin, with her input. She had chosen a large pumpkin, and then she wanted it carved into a kitty cat. That was a little complicated for a four year old, but she was willing to watch Daddy work on it.
Trace working hard. I think his hands got tired too!
Posing for me with their pumpkin. Cute!
While Trace and Caroline were working on the cat, Jack turned his pumpkin around and drew his own face and then carved it entirely himself. Here's his proud smile for a job well done. Now he's got a reversible pumpkin: spider/jack-o-lantern.