I was cleaning out the fridge today, about to throw away some carrots and apples that didn't get eaten (shh.. don't tell my mother!) and I thought
"Hey wait a minute, I can be crafty with these!"
And... so can you!
All you and your little punkin's need to make some printed Jack-o-Lantern's is an apple, a couple of carrots and some craft paint.
Cut some shapes into the thick end of the carrot. I cut a triangle and a rectangle. The long carrot stem makes these "stamps" really easy for small hands to hold when stamping.
Slice off one side of the apple. Don't cut too closely to the core or else your stamp will look like an apple instead of the pumpkin shape you are going for.
Then, take the apple slice you just cut off and cut it in half to make a curved mouth. You can keep it just how it is or make a few notch/cuts to make teeth.
Spread some paint out onto paper plates, grab some white paper and get stamping!
If you cut out each individual pumpkin print (once it's dry of course) you can string them onto a garland, or make them into a magnet or even gift tags to tie onto a loaf of pumpkin chocolate-chip bread for your neighbors (or to send directly to me... mmm).