My husband and I started using those pumpkin stencil booklets that you can buy at the grocery store a few years ago, and we got hooked. At first we just did fancy carvings for our own pumpkins, and the traditional circles and triangles for the girls, but of course the girls started to want the fancy ones, too. They don't have the patience to do them on their own, but they can help (and we are secretly happy when they lose interest and we get to take over).
We learned how to do the surface scraping thing this year and that opens up a whole new set of possibilities!
|Belly choose a skeleton hand with cocktail glass - |
I'm sure that says something terrible about us as parents!
|Devon wanted the Eddie face but had to settle for this one.|
I drew my own stencil this year because I couldn't quite find a Day of the Dead stencil that had all the elements I wanted.
|You can download it here, but you will likely need to scale up.|
Back in August, Belly received face paints and a couple of face paint books for her birthday. This turned out to actually be a gift for me, since I love following steps (color-by-number sets were always my favorite as a kid). Mooper tried out two different designs for her fairy look (with skirt by me - see? I slipped some sewing in here after all!):
And Devon and I made up something together for Belly's zombie:
We had a fantastic day carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating. Hope your day was as sweet as ours!