Carving with Kids | Ty Pennington
Celebrate, Seasonal

Halloween Fun

Carving & Crafts

Everyone ready for the spookiest holiday of the year? And I’m not talking about tax day.

It’s almost Halloween and I’m sure the kiddos are itching to get crafty, so here are some cool carving (and no-carve) ideas to try with the kids this year.

Carving with Kids | Ty Pennington

Carving with Kids | Ty Pennington

Pumpkins are classic, but you can also get creative by carving or decorating squash. If hallowing out a skinny squash is too tough, try using dried citrus rinds and craft paper to make these Frank ‘n’ Friend pals. Silly… not spooky!

Carving with Kids | Ty Pennington

If you’re rushed for time, a painted pumpkin never fails! Try getting a little creative and flip the pumpkin on its side to use the stem as a nose. From a gnarly witch to a long-nosed goblin, a simple flip, fun paint, and your kid’s imagination, the options are endless.

Carving with Kids | Ty Pennington

Carving with Kids | Ty Pennington

Don’t be afraid to use some common household items to jazz up your gourds. You could add some nuts and bolts to create a robotic pumpkin friend, or wrap some colorful ribbon around them for a simple detail. Even paper and glue can really dress up a dull pumpkin into something fun.

Carving with Kids | Ty Pennington

And it’s always fun to think outside of the box, or it this case – outside of the patch, so why not try incorporating some pumpkin “sculpture” ideas into your designs. Check out that caterpillar design (pictured at top) or maybe try stacking a couple to create a quirky pumpkin creature.

How are you getting into the Halloween spirit with your pumpkin designs? Share your creativity in the comments below!

 

Photo Source: Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart, Parents.com, My So Called Crafty Life, Head to Toe Fashion, Spoonful, Martha Stewart

Ty Pennington

Ty Pennington is best known as the Emmy-award winning host of "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" and as the co-host of ABC Daytime's "The Revolution." He has been recognized as a home design expert, carpenter and leader in the field of volunteerism. TyPennington.com is a space to share his inspiration, design tips, daily musings and more. Ty can currently be seen on TLC's Trading Spaces.

You may also like...