Chances are, you have one of these.
Or maybe lots of these.
And come next Thursday, the pumpkin’s season will be past. Replaced by tinsel, greenery, glitter and twinkling lights.
Wondering what to do with your pumpkins after Halloween?
Cut them up and roast the pumpkin seeds.
Dry the seeds and plant them in the garden next year.
Preserve the pumpkin to use in next year’s decor.
Oh, there are so many ways to use pumpkins after Halloween.
But none as fun as this one. Guaranteed.
Get some of these ($3 a bag at Walmart and possibly free at the driving range):
And one of these (or a hammer, if you insist on being all proper about it!)
And a couple of these:
Pumpkins+golf tees+hammer+kids=an afternoon full of fun!
My son Jackson and our next door neighbor had a ball “operating” on their pumpkin patient. They decided that they needed to patch the holes (that they made) in their patient with the golf tees.
It’s probably a good idea to wear safety goggles. Those tees can go flying and put an eye out. (I had to say it. I’m a mom!)
Hours of fun, I tell you.
But don’t trust me.
Just look at this face.
Can composting make you smile like that?
And actually, you can compost your hammered pumpkin after the kids are done with it. Just be sure to remove the golf tees.