The other day was family dinner and pumpkin carving. We’ve been to several pumpkin patches and had brought home many pumpkins. We knew there wouldn’t be an opportunity to carve the day of Halloween, plus add in the fact that our kindergartener was asking “When do we get to make faces on our pumpkins?” daily, making an afternoon of it was a must.
Several different themes were tossed back and forth between all of us. Animals. Nature. After scrolling a bit on my phone for ideas, Evie caught sight of a Toy Story carving template and asked if we could go with that. It was only fitting to do a Disney theme. Outside the house will be pumpkins with the little aliens, Woody, Jessie, and Rex.
Now, we are just hoping they do not wilt too much before the trick-or-treaters come to the door.
MELTING CRAYONS ON A PUMPKIN
Have you seen the melted crayons on a pumpkin? The idea has been floating around on social media for awhile. We decided to give it a try this year. We grabbed a box of Crayola crayons, some newsprint, and a hairdryer. Later, my mom got smart and brought out the top of a muffin box to use as a shield from the melting wax.
We used a glue gun to put the crayons into place, turned the hairdryer on high heat and went about melting the wax. It did not take long for them to start melting. We realized it was easier to do a couple crayons at a time and by the end we had a method going that worked well. But, we do want to try just baking the pumpkin with the attached crayons in the oven next time. Might be way easier!
HAVE A GREAT HALLOWEEN
We hope you all have a great Halloween. Whether you go trick-or-treating, stay home to hand out candy, or have a family night instead. Be safe out there, wear glow sticks or carry a flashlight. Take lots of photos before the sun goes down too. Be sure to share a photo with us of your little trick-or-treaters over on our Facebook page.
AUTUMN LEAVES AND PUMPKINS PLEASE