Child watching a pumpkin carving

Pumpkin Decorating for Toddlers and Small Children

Pumpkins Decorated with Hardware

Pumpkin Decorating with Hardware for Toddlers

Kids can be actively involved in pumpkin decorating even when they are still too young to carve with sharp knives and saws.

Time: 10-20 Minutes

* Bolts, Screws, Washers or other Hardware
* Your imagination

Kid watching a drilled pumpkin

Noses - Big Bolts, Metal Pipe Straps
Eyes - Washers, Bottle Caps
Ears - Plastic Lids, Brackets
Mouth - Screws or Nails, Circular Items
Hair - Zip Ties, Wire

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  • Pre-drill holes for kids to insert hardware.
  • There is no "right" way to do this activity - use your imagination!
  • Use of power tools should always be done by an adult.

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