Sunday, October 26, 2008

An Afternoon Project

After church today, we set out on a family project to carve pumpkins. However, not in the literal sense. Our cul-de-sac is having a party for our small neighborhood on Halloween evening after everyone is done trick-or-treating. The typical bobbing for apples, broomstick limbo and jack-o-lantern bean bag toss. We had some left over plywood in our garage and so I volunteered us for the bean bag toss.

We searched for our design--a winking pumpkin--and drew it on the plywood. Stephen and Cavett went to Home Depot for a couple of hinges for the back and some paint, then came back to cut it out. They did a great job and Cavett loved working with the power tools!

We actually made 2. As I was drawing the big one, Dad found an additional smaller piece and let Cavett draw his own. It ended up looking kinda square-ish, with dots for eyes and nose. I asked him if he'd like me to help and we came up with the second design similar to the first, but with one tooth.

We will paint it tomorrow sometime. I'm so proud of my boys and we will have yard decorations for years to come!


Susan said...

So great! I love them. I need some Fall or Halloween decorations for the outdoors. I never seem to get around to it though.

Candace Chaney said...

That is super cute! Well done, Hill family!