Halloween Fun with Beat Bugs & Word Party
My kids love Halloween and they were stoked when we got a pumpkin carving kit from Netflix. We had several designs to choose from, and they picked Beat Bugs and Word Party.
It’s easy to make fun and interesting pumpkin designs – here’s how we did it.
Start by printing your desired designs. Thicker stock paper works better, as does ‘chunkier’ designs.
You’ll also need to gather a few useful tools. You can kits at places like Walmart or the grocery store.
Cut out the insides of your image – the parts that will be removed – and tape it onto the pumpkin.
These two designs worked really well because they didn’t have many intricate details.
Trace out and / or fill in the design on your pumpkin, as if you were using a stencil.
Filling in is a little messier than tracing but it really helps the kids see what needs to come off versus what stays.
Now, destroy your masterpiece.
I mean… Use your tools to carve your design. Yes, there’s a How to Train your Dragon in there… It was disastrous, the boy fell off at the last cut.
And Voila! Beautiful-ish pumpkins that didn’t stress you out at all while the kids insisted on doing everything themselves ;).
Now the fun begins, your kitchen will be a disaster. Enjoy the fruits of your labour (pun intended).