Mr and Mrs pumpkin head

This is a brilliant idea. It’s decorating pumpkins preschool style without having to use any knives. The kids absolutely loved this. It was so easy and they loved switching the parts around and playing with them. I don’t like messes and decorating our pumpkins this way was definitely mess free! If you want to decorate a pumpkin with your toddler, but would like to avoid knives or big messes, then this is the way to go. Fun and clean, I love it! Here’s what we did:

What you’ll need:

a couple small pumpkins
something strong to poke holes in your pumpkin (I used the end of my electric beater whisk)
potato head pieces or other small decorations


1. using the end of my electric beater whisk (it was the absolute perfect size), I poked holes in our pumpkin where the parts were going to go – this step is definitely for the adult as it requires a fair bit of strength

2. put your potato head parts in the holes you created in the pumpkin and have fun playing

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22 thoughts on “Mr and Mrs pumpkin head

  1. Jennifer Runde

    HA! That’s hilarious – great idea, Jill! We’ve got three little pumpkins for the girls – they would love this … now if I could only find all the potato head parts …

  2. lizzandlittlebit

    We did something similar last year. I bought a kit of pieces from a store (walmart I think), and it made silly monster faces! I loved that I didn’t have to cut open the pumpkin and pull out all the nasty inside, because eww. Luckily my mom loves to make pumpkin seeds with my daughter, so she still gets the experience. I love the Mr/Mrs Potato Head pieces idea. Great pumpkins!

  3. Tina

    These are really cute and easy for the kids! Great idea! It makes me think of the pumpkin pie I have baking in the oven RIGHT NOW!! :)
    Thanks for following my blog, I am now following here as well. I love taking pictures and recently got a new camera. Maybe you can teach me a thing or two!!
    Have a great week!

  4. Your Frugal Friend, Niki

    Hi there. I stumbled upon your blog from clicking over one to the next (gosh, I don’t even remember quite how I got here). But I am glad I did! I am a preschool teacher and you have such lovely and age-appropriate ideas for crafts here.

    I will definitely be hanging around more here!


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