I love these 5 pumpkin carving ideas for kids that you can use with autistic learners at home or in the classroom. Choose one or try them all! Also, take a peek at our autism and Halloween tips.
5 Easy Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Kids
Pumpkin Carving 101 list from The Nest
Learn how to carve the perfect Halloween Jack O Lantern in 11 straightforward and simple steps. This post is filled with pumpkin carving kids ideas!
You just need your favorite cookie cutter and a rubber mallet. Place your cookie cutter where you’d like to add the form or shape to your pumpkin, hammer and remove. Voilà, easy peasy! Perfect if you are looking for easy pumpkin carving for kids.
These sweet carved pumpkins have me feeling all the feels. These are seriously adorable.
If you are looking for easy pumpkin carving for kids, or ideas you can use with toddlers, these stencils are perfect!
I love the frog choir!
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6 questions to ask yourself when choosing the perfect pumpkin to carve
1. Is it firm?
Choose a firm pumpkin.
2. Is it fresh?
To determine pumpkin freshness, turn it over and push the bottom. If it feels as though the pumpkin is giving in, this means that the pumpkin is not fresh. For carving, you want to choose the firmest and freshest pumpkin possible.
3. Is it in good shape?
Make sure you choose a pumpkin that does not have little holes, any mold growing on it or tears. These are all signs that the pumpkin is not fresh.
4. Is it a pretty color?
Choose a pumpkin with consistent coloring all around.
5. Is the stem green?
A green stem also indicated pumpkin freshness. Choose a pumpkin with a firm, green or greenish stem.
6. Does it sit flat?
Place your pumpkin on a flat surface to make sure that your pumpkin will sit flat once it is carved.
Now on to the carving!
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More Autism Learning Resources
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- Sensory Communication Workbook – Build communication skills with simple sensory activities.
- How to Make a Communication Binder Guide & Workbook – Learn how to create a Communication Binder for your child or student with autism using real photos. Follow my expert guide to learn how to use it to increase communication skills.
- Zoo Animals Play Dough Mats Bundle – use these printable play dough mat to work on the names of the animals, build language skills, and increase fine motor strength and precision in a fun, sensory way!
Pumpkin Carving Ideas
Choose one of the fun pumpkin carving ideas to use with your little ones or try them all. How are you going to carve your pumpkin this Halloween? I want to seeeeee!
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