I have such fond memories of pumpkin-carving with my parents. It’s a tradition that I can’t wait to continue with Henry. I’m super excited for next year when he wants to put his hands inside and pull out of the gooey stuff.
Today we carved his first pumpkin. I took a cue from Young House Love and used Henry’s handprints for pumpkin eyes. See?
Here’s how we did it…
First, I convinced Henry to let me trace his hands onto paper. This is easier said than done with a 4.5 month old.
Look at that face. He was so thinking, “What the heck are you doing, momma?”
It wasn’t perfect, but after a few minutes, I had two little handprints.
I cut them out…
And used them as stencils to trace the handprints onto the pumpkin (after taking off the top and gutting it, of course). It was hard to carve out the little fingers, especially because I only have a bigger knife, but it worked.
Plus a smile!
Then, Henry took a nap, and I carved pumpkin #2 by myself. I went the more traditional route this time.
Such a fun activity. In general, although I don’t want him to grow up too quickly, I am really looking forward to the days that Henry and I do lots of art projects and science experiments together. And play outside, too, of course!
Just a tasty salad.
Happy (early) Halloween!
What a cute idea! Carving pumpkins with my parents and sisters was so much fun–lots of great memories. Roasting the pumpkin seeds was my favorite, though. 😉