Traditional jack-o-lanterns add that spooky, candlelit glow to your porch, but the sketching and cutting may be a little too advanced for your youngest family members. Instead, let your kids try their hand at painting pumpkins -- and use pictures of their favorite characters for inspiration. They may need your help with the basic sketch, but kids who are old enough to color inside the lines will be thrilled with how easy it is to put their own personal touch on a fall pumpkin.
The Yo Gabba Gabba Crew
Enlist the help of even the smallest hands in your family for the first step in this Yo Gabba Gabba collection of pumpkins: Even your toddlers can help paint the pumpkins a solid red, blue, green, yellow, or pink. Then let them dry and add the details -- eyes, smiles, brows -- when the kids are asleep. Be sure to have colored clay on hand to add hair and ears.