We decided to do pumpkin carving for our Jack-O-Lanterns this year because I wanted to use this cool, Free Jack-O-Lantern Stencil Kit from Blissfully Domestic and let the kids mix and match their pumpkin faces. Any child who’s ever played Mr. Potato-Head will quickly grasp the concept of these stencils.
I cut apart the different faces to make it easier for the kids to choose and not all select the same faces.
Picking out just the right mouth. Fun!
Once each child had selected exactly the face pieces they wanted for their pumpkins, they were taped onto the pumpkins for one final look.
We scored each stencil piece onto the pumpkin through the paper – it left more than enough of a mark to tell where to make our cuts.
Sidney and I did all the cutting for the Jack-O-Lanterns of course, but we had a very interested audience.
Ta da! Beautiful pumpkins that were unique for each child without overly complicating things for them. Select a face, get it on a pumpkin. Totally awesome!