Call me Halloween Scrooge, but I really don’t like carving pumpkins!  The smell is nice for a bit, but then coupled with the texture of the pumpkin innards and the GIANT mess it makes??  No thanks!  Not to mention the fact that my kids would just want to poke their pumpkin incessantly until it collapsed in on itself… Haha maybe we’ll get into carving when they’re older!  For now, we really enjoy painting pumpkins!  Last year I didn’t let Zellie get any paint on her brush haha, so this year she was so excited to participate!