It's that time of year for all things ghoulish and spooky. We've never really 'celebrated' (seems the wrong word somehow) Hallowe'en before as The Boy has a low tolerance for anything vaguely malevolent and asks a hell of a lot of questions. Yesterday at St. Fagan's outdoor museum in Cardiff, there was a fantastic scene set up for the Hallowe'en festivities, but of course there was fake blood and skeletons strewn everywhere. How do you explain that to a three year old who's asking what the bones are for?
However, one of the best bits of Hallowe'en for children is pumpkin carving, and this year we had a go at it for the first time ever!
The Boy drew the outline of the eyes on and the position of the mouth, I did the rest. He was completely and utterly captivated by the finished product and as a result, I have to go and buy another pumpkin tomorrow to carve another one out!
This was our finished pumpkin!
What do you think?
Instagram and twitter are full of everyone's fantastic carvings at the moment, and so I thought I'd set up a linky for you to show off your pumpkins! Pumpkin carving seems to bring out the artist in all of us.
Please join in below with your carvery skills, show off your witches, wizards, ghouls and goblins.
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