Mr. Potato Head Meets the Pumpkins

The thought of a large knife and two three-year-olds scares the crap out of me, so we have turned to pumpkin carving alternatives.

Argh Matey!  Pirate Pumpkin and Princess Pumpkin

Argh Matey! Pirate Pumpkin and Princess Pumpkin

A natural klutz, I’m even worse with sharp objects.  Add two overeager preschoolers wanting desperately to get their hands dirty so to speak and you can see where I’m less than willing to take on the challenge of carving not one but two pumpkins.

The year the twins were born we skipped carving all together, going with the natural pumpkin look.  The next year, we drew faces on the twin’s pumpkins with markers.  Last year, we took it up a notch and broke out the glue.  We used string, squiggly eyes, pom poms and pipe cleaners to decorate the pumpkins.

As you can see, I’m building up to (or avoiding) the year we finally carve pumpkins but I’m still not ready this year.  However, I had to do something new.

Enter Mr. Potato Head.  Or at least his accessories.  Target was selling these Potato Head kits for pumpkins.  And I’m a sucker for a gimmick.

But turning pumpkins into potato heads is a little harder than it looks.  So we had to turn to Daddy for help.

So on Sunday afternoon, my husband helped the twins decorate their pumpkins for Halloween. My daughter chose a princess kit for her white pumpkin.  And my son turned his orange pumpkin into a pirate.  Aargh!

The twins are very happy with their creations.  My husband had a good time helping the kids.  And I’ve put off pumpkin carving for one more year.

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3 Responses to Mr. Potato Head Meets the Pumpkins

  1. […] possible clean-up/medical supplies at hand and a guaranteed ride to the ER, just in case. This a great alternative to carving pumpkins, especially if you have young children! Posted by michellestuckey Filed in klutz prevention […]

  2. michellestuckey says:

    What a great idea! I’m such a klutz — something always ends up going wrong when I try to carve! I never would have thought of this!

  3. vacelts says:

    Thanks Michelle. I wouldn’t have thought of it had I not seen it in the store. But I’m really glad that I did. I think they turned out great.

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