Want a fun way to use up those pumpkins? Use them for painting! After we used ours for hammering golf tees, cut them open, examined the innards, roasted the seeds, I cut the pumpkin into small chunks. Then I cut off a little of the inside to make them flat-ish, stuck a craft stick into the top, added some orange paint and voila....a new sensory/art/pre-writing experience!
the top of the pumpkin has a nice built in handle, this was the favorite piece for the kids