What you need
  • Pumpkins (or smaller gourds for the younger kids)
  • Marker
  • Sharp knife
  • Spoon
  • Newspaper
  • Tea Light Candle
 
How to carve your pumpkin
  1. Spread the newspaper out over the area that you are using
  2. Using the sharp knife, the adult will cut out a circular shape at the top of the pumpkin / gourd for the opening. 
  3. Using the spoon, the child can then help scoop out the insides – this can be a little tough and will need adult assistance and supervision.
  4. When all the pulp is removed, you need to decide what shapes you are using, which the kids can help with.
  5. Give each of them a pumpkin (or a smaller gourd for the youger kids) and a marker to decorate. Allow them to use their imagination – it doesn’t have to be the traditional face, it can be stars and moons, or just simple shapes like circles. The most important part is to keep it fun.
  6. When they have finished drawing the designs, the adult can then use the sharp knife to cut out the shapes
  7. Adult will insert the tea light and light on Halloween night and place at the front door
 
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