Have you picked your Halloween pumpkins yet? We’re heading to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch to collect our pumpkins for decorating and jack-o-lantern making when my parents come to town this weekend. While we’re there, I’m sure we’ll sample some of the fall-themed food. Perhaps hand-dipped caramel apples or freshly popped kettle corn?
This will be our third consecutive year picking pumpkins at Vala’s, and I’m especially excited because it’ll be the first year that Levi can walk the grounds himself! He’s going to have a blast exploring the various kid-friendly attractions and live shows. And I definitely want us all to take a ride on the Pumpkin Creek train — it’ll be his first train ride!
We’ve been talking up this family outing for weeks, and whenever I ask Levi what he’d like to do with all of the pumpkins we pick, his answer remains the same: “Eat the pumpkins and put a happy face on it.” I’ve been researching pumpkin crafts appropriate for toddlers (no carving knives!) and found a whole bunch of inspiring DIYs. (Obviously, some would make better projects for preschoolers than others!)
Here are nine creative no-carve pumpkin ideas. Which do you like best?
(Top image: Confetti brad pumpkin)