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Pumpkin Decorating- For the Kids

Oct 21, 2011 | By

Halloween is upon us and nothing says Halloween like pumpkins. Carving pumpkins is probably the first thing that comes to mind...but how do you make it a family event when your little ones are too little to work the carving knives?

We love the idea of using chalkboard paint! You could easily do the painting part yourself and then let your little ones to the chalk art. 

Let us suggest paint. This year instead of carving the pumpkins, spread out the newspaper and let your little ones get their hands dirty. Use brushes, fingers, potato stamps- whatever you can find- and let them each decorate their own pumpkin masterpiece.

If you can't imagine Halloween without the eerie glow of a carved pumpkin,  let the older kids or dad carve along side the little painters. Set them all out on the porch for the neighbors to admire!

Here's some of our most favorite painted pumpkin designs:

Have a pumpkin party and let each child decorate a segment of the caterpillars body. Proudly display it in your yard for all the neighborhood to see!

You don't have to use just paint. Felt, scrapbook paper, googly eyes and Velcro all make great pumpkin accessories!

 If you don't wan the mess that comes when you mix paint and little hands, you could easily swap paint for gauze and make mummy pumpkins

What are you tricks? How do you keep the little ones involved when they're too young for the traditional activities?

 - The Girls at Itty Bitty Bella

(all images via Pinterest)

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