This has got to be the most easiest and effective craft ever...I didn't plan on making this a craft for the blog but it turned out so cute and it was soooo easy to do. This was actually the very first time I have ever carved a real pumpkin. Ever. I was surprised at how easy it was. I always feared the mess and the pain it would cause my wrists while cutting the features out because I suffer from pain and numbness in my wrists. I purposely bought an older, stale pumpkin just so that it would be easier to carve out. Ha...It worked! Go ahead and carve out your features and any design you want. The kids had fun watching me make a silly, happy face pumpkin.
Grab small marshmallows and place them in the mouth of the pumpkins...I stacked two on top of each other and placed it in the mouth. It depends on how much the pumpkin's mouth is opened. I made a one inch high mouth and by chance it held the two stacked marshmallows perfectly.
I love it. It was fast and fun to make. Have the kids make their own with any colored marshmallow teeth.
- For a a wider, more opened pumpkin mouth, you can attach the marshmallows with toothpicks.
- Use different sizes of marshmallows. Cut and shape the large ones to form fangs etc.
- Use large pieces of carrots for pumpkin ears. Check out our Adorable Pumpkin Family!
Enjoy & Have a Great Weekend!