This Mini Pumpkin Hunt is just about one of the easiest Halloween projects you can do, and your kids are just about guaranteed to completely freak out over how awesome it is.
Well, at least those kids who love Easter egg hunts will freak out over the awesomeness. But I don’t know any kids who don’t love Easter egg hunts.
The setup is simple: buy a bunch of mini pumpkins, hide aforementioned mini pumpkins in your yard or house, hand your kids a bucket or basket in which to collect them, and stand back while they stampede.
Unfortunately for us, on the day I told my girls we were going to go outside and search for mini pumpkins, it rained.
So, we relegated the search mostly to areas of flora that could be easily accessed with feet still firmly planted on the sidewalk and out of the wet grass and mud.
It didn’t even matter to them that it only took a couple of minutes to find all 10 that I’d hidden. They were so excited about it that they hid them again so I could find them. And again. And again…
Eventually we made it inside to decorate our mini pumpkins.
I’d pulled out some glitter glue and some glitter in silver and gold. Neutral but shiny.
I spread a disposable table cloth over the floor and some newspaper in the middle of it, opened up the containers of glue and glitter, and stood back.
Well, not very far back. They insisted I help, and, really, it’s pretty fun to bury your hands in glitter sometimes. :)
And the end result looked rather pretty.
Some had designs, some were completely covered, but they all looked so fun and sparkly.
It was much easier to clean up, by the way, than it looks.
Once you move the pumpkins and glue/glitter containers, simply fold the paper in half to make it into a partial funnel, and let the glitter slide back into the container again to be reused for another project.