Dress-Up Pumpkin

What You Need:

  • Large pumpkin
  • Washable markers
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Paper towel
  • Water
  • Pencil
  • Paper

What You Do:

  1. Have your child practice drawing pumpkin faces on a sheet of paper.
  2. Show him how a traditional jack-o'-lantern face looks -- complete with triangle eyes and toothy grin.
  3. Let him use markers to draw his favorite face on the pumpkin.
  4. If he messes up, just wet a paper towel and wipe the marker marks away.
  5. Once the face is complete, study the new pumpkin friend with your child. What does your child want the pumpkin's name to be? What kind of personality does he have? Is he a silly pumpkin or a menacing one?
  6. Now that your child has gotten to know his pumpkin a bit more, it's time to play dress-up! Arrange all the winter scarves and hats next to the pumpkin.
  7. Let your child have a blast trying on new combinations until the pumpkin is ready to brave the winter weather.
  8. Set the pumpkin up in a window so your neighbors can admire him as they walk by.

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