You know those cute little pumpkins? I had a grand idea. What if those little pumpkins were sitting around a jack o lantern roasting marshmallows?
Family Fun had an idea where a jack o’ lantern was eating the pumpkins on a kabob. Funny, but a little gruesome for the preschoolers in our neighborhood. They had a separate idea where a jackolantern is sitting with a stick of roasted marsmallows sitting against it… just for show.
Our idea is a lot more kid-friendly but we’re taking it in steps.
Step 1: Decorate the little pumpkins with funny faces
Step 2: Insert green pipe cleaners (like vines) for arms
Step 3: Wrap the pipe cleaner around a small stick, or short pencil (hot glue if necessary to hold in place)
Step 4: Stick a marshmallow on top of the stick and arrange the lil pumpkins around a jack o’lantern!
We only did Step 1 as a jack o lantern doesn’t last very long – like only a few days no matter what you do (according to this Science Project) but it was fun!
If you end up making your lil pumpkins roast marshmallows around a jack o’ lantern, please send me your pics! I’d love to see!