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Halloween Pumpkin Decorating and Carving

Make pumpkins part of your family Halloween traditions. First, when you buy a pumpkin, consider picking a pumpkin patch that supports a cause.   Even better, have your kids help you make this decision. (Boy Scouts, Habitat For Humanity, etc. are some of the pumpkin patch causes I’ve seen.) Pumpkin Family Night Event: Obviously young children shouldn’t be using knives to carve a pumpkin. Decorating a pumpkin can be just as fun. 1.  Recycled Pumpkin Art: Glean objects from the recycling bin. Use these recyclables to decorate your pumpkin! Attach everything from magazine pictures to plastic bottle lids. Glue works but if you use washable glue, it won’t last long outside. 2.  Decorate with Paint or Markers: Paint your pumpkin with a face, patterns, designs, or shapes. Again, don’t use wa...