There’s something special about working with our hands. We feel more patient, stress less—and did we mention the satisfaction of a completing a project? It’s a creative outlet with such feel-good effects that come Halloween, we’re howling for the chance to whip up as many homemade decorations as possible.
We know that the sweetest results of any-do-it-yourself endeavor are best when shared. So, we took one of our favorite Halloween graphics and turned it into a stencil for all ages and levels of crafty expertise. Use it to carve up a pumpkin or two alongside your favorite little ghouls and ghosties. Or big ghouls and ghosties, because you’re finally at the age where you actually want to eat those seeds.
Adults, take note: If you’re carving as a parent-kid duo, the steps calling for sharp objects are yours to tackle. But if your child wants to try, start them off with one of the smaller tools. You never know; you just might be raising a tiny Rodin.