Are you as excited as I am about autumn? RIGHT? What’s not to love! Pumpkins, pumpkin spice… everything, leaves, cool air, sweaters, jeans, boots! I love ALL of it. My husband and I have a date planned (I’ll update with pictures!) to carve pumpkins and eat some takeout Chinese food, but we also want to include our little one year old, Hewson!
We took him to the most perfect local pumpkin patch and we all had a ball. I love the idea of being able to introduce holiday traditions into our family and pumpkin carving is one of my favorite!
But if your kiddo is like mine, having a knife in the same room sends you into a panic as you envision every possible way he/she could stab themselves accidentally. So, for your sake and mine, I wanted to share with you a few baby and toddler friendly ways to decorate a pumpkin.
I highly recommend that you get your little one his/her own pumpkin! We bought two pumpkin pie pumpkins and it was so cute to see how Hewson just knew they were for him.
5 Toddler Friendly Ways to Decorate Pumpkins
- Use stickers! — I don’t know about you, but stickers are what is up in my house. I love these cute Halloween stickers. If your little one needs to grab onto something a little better, try these foam stickers.
- “Help” your little one glue on items like candy corn, googly eyes, leaves, or other halloween-themed items.
- This might require a little help too, but acrylic paint is always fun! Help you boo paint a character or just go to town with fun colors. OR just put down a mat and let your toddler go wild with a paintbrush or fingers!
- Wrap their pumpkin like a mummy with toilet paper! You can paint, stick, or draw eyes on.
- Make some indentations in the pumpkin and help your babe put fun Disney characters like Buzz and Woody (or you know, any other character like the Paw Patrol dogs) into the holes! Viola! Easy and really fun pumpkin!