My husband set to work carving the pumpkins. Abby was the only one who got into pulling the insides out. Corban wanted nothing to do with it, and Kenzie participated only a little. I’ve never seen them so squeamish about anything.
Next, the kids set to painting the pumpkins. They needed two coats, and we helped with the second coat.
The final step was the eyes. We took styrofoam balls and cut them in half. Then, we colored the eye balls with a Sharpie. We pinned them on with stick pins. We added the fur for Oscar’s eyebrows, a cookie in Cookie Monster’s mouth and a half of a orange foam ball for Elmo’s nose.