Veronika has loved decorating our pumpkins in the run-up to the big carving day, so I needed another version to keep her happy. This one has the added bonus because kids can draw, wipe clean, and then repeat the process as many times as they like!
I set out two of our medium-sized pumpkins, along with lots of washable markers. The naturally waxy surface of a pumpkin is perfect for markers, so your little one can draw as easily as if it’s paper.
Veronika just scribbled of course, but I made a few jack o’ lantern features on the pumpkin next to her.
Then I showed her the secret: one swipe of a wet wipe and her drawings were magically erased!
She loved giving her pumpkins a ‘bath’ in this way. “He’s all clean,” she told me proudly. And then she could start the process again.
Because you don’t have to worry about a mess, this craft is also a perfect toddler solo activity while you get other things done around the house.