4 No Carve Ways To Decorate A Pumpkin with Toddlers

Last Sunday we spent a lovely couple of hours

Picking Pumpkins

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The sun was shining

It was Daddy’s birthday

We filled our barrow to bursting

With far too many pumpkins

Of all colours, shapes and sizes

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So for the next two weeks

We are going to be focusing on pumpkin play

We have started already

Exploring ways for little people

To decorate their pumpkins

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Here are 4 No Carve Ways

For little people

To decorate their pumpkins

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1. Elastic Bands
The first way we decorated our smallest pumpkins

Was to cover them with coloured elastic bands

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Bea found this quite tricky

But the coloured bands

Look very pretty stretched around the pumpkins

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2. Push Pins and Bands

With slightly larger pumpkins

We pushed coloured pins into them

And used them as geo boards

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Using our coloured elastic bands again

To create pictures and patterns

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This was a fun sensory experience

Positioning the pins

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Piercing the pumpkin skin

And changing the shapes of the bands

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3. Paint and Glitter

After removing all the push pins

We decided to paint our pumpkins

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Bea created a Frozen World Pumpkin

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Esther a Magical Rainbow Pumpkin

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And William a Poison Apple Pumpkin

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The process was fun

And the end products are not too bad either

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4. Story Stickers

This fourth idea

Is one that we actually did last year

We created a Room on the Broom

Story Pumpkin

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Using stickers

This was like a story map

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We used it to retell the Julia Donaldson story

And to act out scenes from the book

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This is a lovely way to share a seasonal story

In a fun and creative way

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We are having such fun with our pumpkins this year

Do watch out this weekend

For more of our pumpkin activities

And some super simple ideas for pumpkin play

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