Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"Orange" you ready for Halloween?

What would Halloween be without the annual ritual of pumpkin carving? 
Our boy has graduated to doing his own carving with help from his dad.
He enjoys choosing the pattern and seeing the "after". 
Pumpkin guts, however, have never been his thing.
Here's the final product. 
Cheerful faces usually win out over anything creepy.


Last year we came upon this idea in Family Fun magazine. 
It's so easy, but very dramatic. 

We take a large cardboard box, carve a picture on it, place orange tissue paper behind it, 
and light it from behind with a desk lamp. 
It really adds to the festivities.
Simple ideas are always the best. 
Being easy on the budget doesn't hurt either!

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