My daughter loves all those sparkly- glittery Styrofoam pumpkins in the stores.
But my inner environmentalist only sees a heap of plastic that has to be packed up and stored somewhere for the other 11 months of the year.
Store- bought- sparkly- pumpkin- request: denied.
She didn’t throw a fit.
she didn’t beg.
she didn’t cry.
She got creative.
She made a beeline for her art supplies and made one herself out of a real pumpkin that will eventually decompose back into the earth. (Whew)
Along with a hearty dose of glitter.
My 5 year old can’t type yet, but if she could this would be her Sparkly Pumpkin Making Tutorial:
You just paint the pumpkin your favorite color, then you hold it by the stem and sprinkle the glitter all over everywhere.
But make sure you sprinkle glitter on a piece of big paper so it doesn’t get on the floor.
I am shedding tears of pride.