Pumpkin Carving with creative kids!

 When you have a creative child who loves to let his creativity run wild you have to give up the notion that those awesome master carved pumpkins you use to make when he was a baby and before you had kids will happen. This was especially hard for me do cause I loved spending time finding a new design to carve and then spending the time actually bringing that design to life on a pumpkin.
 Kids don't care if its perfect, kids don't care if it is some fancy design of a famous TV or movie character. They just want to make a silly face on a giant vegetable. Ace loves carving pumpkins for that reason. He loves to gut the pumpkins with us and get right in all the pumpkin slim!
 Once Ace has helped us gut them, we let him draw what ever face or design he wants on each pumpkin and we cut the faces he has drawn and bring to life his vision of silly pumpkin faces.
One of our family traditions since Ace was little is to go to his favorite store (Dollarama) and grab a bag of those ping pong eye balls for his pumpkin. He loves those ping pong eyeballs and has to make one pumpkin every year with ping pong eyeballs. Sometimes he colors them and even has glue googley eyes on some.
Our pumpkins are not award winning or neighborhood jaw dropping but they make this creative kid proud to show off his work, build his confidence and giving them that creative freedom which is what its all about!

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