Pumpkin

It’s the season of pumpkins and sweaters! We all love bringing our kids to the pumpkin patch to pick the perfect ones – but what exactly can we do with them at home? Although the traditional carving project is still a hot favorite, we’ve also picked out other brilliant ways for you to have fun with your lovely pumpkins. 

  1. Good ol’ Carving
  2. Canvas for Art
  3. Pumpkin Planter
  4. A Hippy Meal
  5. Bird Feeder

1. Good ol’ Carving 

This never gets old! Celebrate this beautiful season with this Fall must-do activity and let your creativity flow. Thinking of a cooler carving design this year? Get inspired by these creative designs for your next pumpkin carving session! From spooky to cute, simple to complicated, you’ll definitely find the one you love.

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2. Canvas for Art 

Who needs paper when you can make pumpkins your canvas for art? Besides acrylic paint and markers, you can also decorate your pumpkin with stickers or melted crayons. Yes, melted crayons! To create this unique look, you will need a white pumpkin. Glue the crayons (unwrapped and of your desired colors) on top of your plain pumpkin, and then melt it with a hairdryer.  

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3. Pumpkin Planter

This can be crowned as the perfect porch display. Arrange the season’s prettiest blooms (or even artificial flowers) using the pumpkin as a vase! All you have to do is saw the top portion of your pumpkin away and empty the insides. Next, half-fill the pumpkin with a potting mix before adding your gorgeous plants.

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4. A Hippy Meal 

Pumpkins make a cute serving bowl. For individual servings, use miniature pumpkins to place the food you prepared. Soups, salads, or pasta… it can contain everything and anything you want!

Alternatively, spice up your dining table with a pumpkin menu. Simply cover your pumpkin with chalkboard paint and use a chalk to write on it. Say hello to your new party menu!

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5. Bird Feeder 

Meet some bird friends with your pumpkin as a bird feeder. While serving as a beautiful décor in your yard, it can also be used to contain bird food. Here are the steps to make a pumpkin bird feeder:

  • Cut the pumpkin in half.
  • Scoop out the seeds and leave it hollow inside.
  • Insert two sticks across the open pumpkin to create perches for the birds.
  • Knot two lengths of rope together at the center and tack the knot to the bottom of the pumpkin feeder. Hang the other ends of the rope in your chosen feeder location.
  • Fill with birdseed.

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References

  1. Cullinan, A. (2015, October 15). Pumpkin Bird Feeder Makes a Happy Harvest For Birds. Audubon. https://www.audubon.org/news/pumpkin-bird-feeder-makes-happy-harvest-birds.
  2. Make This Stunning Pumpkin Planter in Just 3 Easy Steps. Better Homes & Gardens. https://www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating/make-a-pumpkin-planter/.