Halloween alternative to Etch or Carve a Pumpkin with a Christian Theme. Turnaround the idea of pumpkins just for Halloween.
2 Complete sets of Parent or Teacher instructions and pumpkin
Part I Cleaning and Preparing your Pumpkin
Part II, Decorating, etching or carving your pumpkin.
|Etch or Carve a Pumpkin|
to clean the goop out of a pumpkin
Turnaround the idea of pumpkins just for Halloween. Pumpkins celebrate Harvest time - a gift from God.
Use traditional Christian symbols - the cross, the fish, and the butterfly to decorate your pumpkin.
I recommend parental guidance for all pumpkin carving or etching and the cleaning process. And this is a good thing as it becomes a family project.
Tidbits: Master pumpkin Growers in October 2011 issue of Smithsonian magazine show a pumpkin weighing 1600+ lbs. The pumpkin grower wrapped it with wet paper towels and cellophane to keep it from drying out. Also taped a bag of water over the fresh-cut stem. Seems like all giant pumpkins lay on their sides! If your whole class stood together, would you all weigh that much?
|Exodus 23:16, Exodus 34:21-22, Isaiah 9:3 and others|
|Grade 3 to adult (adult supervision for all children advised)|
|Autumn Harvest Craft, Halloween, Thanksgiving Craft|
||Materials lists are included in both the downloadable PDFs|
2011 Recommended Sturdy Pumpkin carving tools: Seasons Sure Grip Deluxe
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Teacher or Parent
Get your pumpkin.
Choose your pattern. Print your pattern
Get Part I Cleaning and Preparing Your Pumpkin
Get Part II Decorating Carving and Etching your Pumpkin
Get the tools you will need shown in the downloads and at left
|Complete instructions and materials lists are in the downloads.|
are all provided as PDFs and Microsoft Word Documents (MS Word)
to minimize printing issues. For MS Word, you will be asked if you prefer
to open or save the file. The choice is yours. (You can always save
it after you open it as another option.)
Microsoft Word Documents (MS Word)
BONUS PATTERN for the Beauty of the Earth Leaf circle