I’m not sure I’m ready for Abby (15 months), or even Wyndham (3 years on November 15) to be wielding a knife yet for pumpkin carving. Even those kid friendly ones. Pretty sure they’d end up more frustrated than anything else…carving through the thick, hard flesh of a pumpkin requires some strength and muscle control beyond their years.
Besides, even if Wyndham (definitely not Abby) were ready for some carving this year – with all of these amazing carve-free ideas and instructions flying around the Internet, I’ve decided to keep things super toddler-friendly. Besides, there will still be a couple of carved pumpkins that the mister and I hack up, so the kiddos will have plenty of opportunities to dig in and pull out all of those guts and enjoy the glow and some sweet and salty toasted seeds after. I’m not completely void of tradition people.
Check out these awesome carve-free ideas and tell me I haven’t converted you!
If you really have your heart set on pumpkin carving, these amazing templates and carving kits from Target are the bomb-diggs. Very easy on the pocketbook too.
Top Image (of children with pumpkins) via: Artful Parent
Download these easy and spooky pumpkin carving patterns for free!
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