Fall is such a fun time of year, especially with little ones. But, carving pumpkins is hard and messy with little ones, especially the toddler and preschooler crowds.
We’re often told to paint pumpkins instead, but sometimes, we just don’t want the mess of paint, or we want to do an activity with more than one little one and not have a lot of clean up to do afterwards.
We used this method with 4 kids (6yo, 4yo, 3yo, 3yo), and it took about 30-45 minutes to paint pumpkins. Because we had gobs of paint (and because I can’t resist an opportunity to teach or waste less), we took prints of each kid’s pumpkin tracks by placing a blank piece of paper over the gobs of paint and lifting. We let it dry and we’ll use it to make cards, put a frame over and make fall leaves or something like that.