Every other year there is a pumpkin decorating contest at the kids' school. Look at the fabulous entries that Claire and Benjamin came up with this year!
Here is Claire's entry. I just think this is very very funny. (We saw the idea online, so it's not completely original.)
Benjamin wanted to make a "Kirby" pumpkin. Apparently, Kirby is the "super tuff pink puff" star of some new video game. We don't have this game, but Benjamin and his friends think it sounds fantastic.
Here is an official picture of Kirby. Pretty amazing likeness, don't you think? Claire said that lots of her fourth grade friends were very impressed.
A group of teachers pick a winning pumpkin from each grade level and they are all displayed at the Fall Festival. Claire won her grade level! (Long time readers will remember that Claire won her grade level when she was in second grade also. Read about that here.)
Attendees at the Fall Festival can vote for their favorite of the winning pumpkins with tickets.
What kindergartner doesn't love a pink princess?! And what 1st grader doesn't love a freaky multi-eyed spider?
Familiar... but teenier.
Very clever! That stem piece was supposed to be his mouth.
Here is the fifth grade entry. Several fifth grade boys were able to lobby loud enough to get enough tickets to win the contest. Good for them!
Benjamin wore his costume to the event last night. We're planning to make some kind of head wrap before Halloween.
Here is my variation on Claire's pumpkin.