trying to put it off. Today I decided I couldn't put it off anymore and we went into town to buy a pumpkin carving kit from Poundland. All the way home Tilly was excited and thinking up designs for her pumpkin while I was wondering how she planned to do some of these designs with only a simple carving set and two people who have very little artistic skills!
When we reached home, I covered the floor with bin bags and sorted one out for the inside of the pumpkin. I then placed Tilly and the pumpkin in the middle and hoped for the best!
We then had the dilemma as to what face to use. Tilly decided she didn't want a happy pumpkin and said she wanted me to take a picture of her while she pulled a angry face so she could copy it! I instead suggested we look through google images to find a face Tilly liked and she decided this was a better idea. We then spent 10 minutes picking a face before Tilly found what she described as the perfect pumpkin! By this time I was regretting my decision to carve a pumpkin with a 6year old!
My drawing on the pumpkin was terrible! The teeth looked weird and the eyes were different sizes although I was amazed that I was able to make them level!
Once she had scraped out the middle, she went about making the face. She did a surprisingly good job and the pumpkin looks really awesome (after she had finished I did go over it and even out the eyes).