Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Drilling pumpkins.


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!

4 comments:

Eluciq said...

what a fantastic idea...my son rohnan is sitting here with me and said, "Cool! It's a drill."

As for the yucks inside...that is exactly how my guys can be...but for them it is because they are impatient and want the yuck to end, so they can get to the fun...carving.

denise said...

The drill is fun. And with a larger attachment, the holes can be BIGGER! :) We are going to try the next size up for our next try - so he can make different looking ones...

Lizz said...

Neato!

the mama said...

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! you come up with the best ideas! this is perfect, as my kids can't stand the goppiness!