Tuesday, October 23, 2007
A is at the age where the idea of carving pumpkins for our fall decorations is very exciting. Sticking his hands into a smelly goopy dark mess to scoop out seeds, well, that is not. And he is old enough to want to DO IT, but not old enough to actually use a sharp knife to cut out holes, nor does he have the strength to try. SO. What is a 4 year old to do? Drill, drill, drill.
We did our first carving of one small pumpkin from our yard (he couldn't wait any longer!). I had to do the scooping -- as both boys made faces at the goop, held their noses, and complained loudly about any renegade seeds that fell to the floor. A then got to use his hand drill to drill holes. Lots of them. He did a nice job organizing them into evenly spaced lines following the ribs along the sides, and counting how many he did per row.
When it was done, he just had to wash off the bits and pieces, and add a glow stick. Voila!