What better way to get into the Halloween spirit than by carving pumpkins with the whole family? But if you're like most parents, you know that carving pumpkins with little kids can be more than a little bit challenging. They want to help, but they're just not old enough (or tall enough) to do much more than draw a face on the pumpkin with a marker. So, what's a parent to do?
Here's a pumpkin carving tip that the whole family will love: let the kids help as much as they can, and then let them take all the credit! That's right, let them take all the credit for carving the perfect pumpkin. Here's how it works:
First, have the kids draw a face on the pumpkin with a marker. This is the fun part for them, and they'll feel like they're really helping out.
Next, start cutting out the face your child drew. Start each cut and have your child help you as much as they are able to.
Once you're finished carving, turn on a battery-operated candle or flashlight and put it inside the pumpkin. The kids will be so excited to see their jack-o-lantern come to life! And best of all, they'll be able to take all the credit. So go ahead and let them—they deserve it.
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