We decided we wanted the kids to decorate pumpkins early this year. Since carved pumpkins don't keep very well we had to get creative. We used pipe-cleaners for hair, bobble eyes with glue, and paint for mouths and noses. The kids had a blast and it was simple and clean!
Lantern Pumpkin: Make a natural luminaria by carving long triangles into a pumpkin. A candle or LED light resting inside the pumpkin gives the look of a Chinese lantern. Rest the pumpkin in a ceramic garden urn decorated with fall leaves and berry vines.
Forget the traditional jack o' lantern and try a contemporary pumpkin carving idea this Halloween! Turn to our collection of cool pumpkin carving ideas, including cocktail-inspired pumpkins, a pumpkin bonfire, and a batty belfry.