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31/10/2013

Pumpkin Fun


toddler craft

So this year we have had a lot of fun when it comes to Halloween preparations and the most enjoyable being carving pumpkins, now I know ours are not masterpieces but Mr A was very much involved and under guidance and supervision got to do some of the carving as well. So we opted for a large and small pumpkin with the larger one taking on the form of John - well sort off, it has a moustache instead of a beard but according to Mr A that is Daddy.

toddler nature

So we went for quite traditional carvings this year and I am sure with each and every year our designs will become more elaborate but for now it's very much a toddler craft. The magic came when we put the candle in the pumpkin, Mr A could of spent hours staring at it. We love crafts that involve nature and natural objects and this time of the year is perfect for it with Autumn, Halloween and Christmas, even though it's getting colder, these sort of activities make us forget the weather.


toddler craft


When it came to the bigger one we decided we thought he was missing something so to add that little bit extra Mr A strolled over to the vegetable basket and pulled out a carrot which he declared would be the pumpkins nose, and I think it actually really works, although it reminds me somewhat of a snowman.


carved pumpkin



This post is part of the Family Investment pumpkin carving competition, check out their website for some great advice on planning for your family future. They were also kind enough to send us some very yummy halloween sweeties.



10 comments:

  1. Ahhh you have taken some lovely pictures, I love the carrot for a nose hehe.

    Helen (UK Bloggers) x

    www.allthebeautifulthings.co.uk

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    1. Hi Helen

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment, yes thought the nose was cute as well :)

      Laura x

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  2. LOL My four have pumpkins ready carved for tonight! When I was little my poor mum had to carve turnips - and they are so much harder! Enjoy Halloween!

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    1. Hi Tracy

      Wow you have four :) Turnips does sound hard

      Laura x

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  3. Ah, what lovely photos! I have never carved a pumpkin, but if I had children I think I would have to! :)

    Janey x

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    1. Hi Janey

      Why don't you give it a try, it's very fun :)

      Laura x

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  4. Aww, this just made me smile so much. Such lovely pictures. I really enjoyed the carrot for a nose x
    Heroine In Heels

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    1. Hi Laura

      Thanks so much for stopping by :) Glad I made you smile

      Laura x

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  5. Fabulous pictures, I love the carrot for a nose!

    Good luck with the competition!

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