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Mu husband adores Halloween. He used to carve and paint pumpkins for Halloween even before we had children. My children have inherited his love of pumpkin decorating and it’s always a big deal around our house. My husband takes the kids out and everyone gets to choose their own pumpkins. Then my husband decorates the pumpkins with my kids. They all have a wonderful time together.
Last year though, my oldest daughter had a crazy-busy schedule and didn’t get to decorate her pumpkin until the day before Halloween. She was disappointed that she’d only be able to enjoy her jack o’ lantern for a day or two because she got started on it so late. I was sympathizing with her, when she suddenly had a light bulb moment. Bing!
Why not paint the pumpkin for both Halloween and for Thanksgiving.
So she did.
She painted one side with a jack o’ latern face for Halloween.
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Originally published September 12, 2012 and updated September 7, 2021. Make this easy pumpkin craft for fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving. It’s adorable, fun to make for adults and kids and can be made in a variety of sizes. I got the idea for this easy DIY pumpkin craft from the Creative Jewish mom. She used…