Today we had a lot of fun letting Lillian get her hands all slimy with pumpkin goop while daddy cleaned out a pumpkin for her to sit in. We wanted to carve the other side of the pumpkin when we were finished, so we decided to take inspiration from the wonderful board book Boo! by one of our favorite children’s authors, Leslie Patricelli.
This sweet book is about a baby enjoying all kinds of Halloween fun. After picking out a pumpkin that is just the right size, the baby wonders what to carve:
Since Lillian loves our two cats, we decided to go with a kitty face on our pumpkin (you’ll have to check out the book to find out what the baby carves in Boo!). I’ve seen a few different kitty carvings online, but I especially liked to idea of using pumpkin pieces for ears! We attached the ears to our pumpkin with toothpicks. One of my favorite tips to try before lighting a candle for Jack-O-Lanterns is to add cinnamon powder to the top of the pumpkin. The aroma fills the air and really adds to the cozy fall feeling of pumpkin carving! I think our kitty pumpkin turned out pretty cute, but I’ve gotta be honest, Lillian inside the pumpkin is definitely cutest of all!
What are your favorite Halloween books? Did you carve pumpkins yet this year? I’d love to hear all about your Halloween!
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We carved a pumpkin tonight too! I think this was the first year we carved with our kids. In the past we just painted pumpkins because it’s less mess to clean. Caleb (who is 8) figured out a plan, drew it on and then carved it all by himself. He’s a pretty smart. Naomi (who is 6) decided to just paint hers.
Wow, I can’t believe you’d never carved them together before! What did Caleb carve? Holidays are even more fun with little ones to celebrate!
He just did a regular jack-o’-lantern