Last year we tried the Angry Birds pumpkin carving templates that you can find online.
When asked last year in kindergarten how to build a castle for a group project, Zacharie piped up and said “well, first we need a blueprint!“
I’ve seized on that planning attitude of his and whenever we have a project, from laying out a campsite to carving a pumpkin, I have him make a plan first.
So Zacharie drew what he wanted on his pumpkin. We had bought a kit that included triangle, square, and circle cut outs. He selected some square eyes, a triangle nose and then he wanted a big mouth.
I was having him describe how he wanted it done and then inspiration hit me – I just had my son draw on the pumpkin with crayons and I cut it out.
One of the teeth was a little too close, so I chopped it off, but that’s still my son’s handiwork on our jack-o-lantern this year.
Sure, with the internet you can pursue a Pinterest perfect pumpkin, but there’s nothing like the authentic imperfection of a child’s drawing.