This year I wanted Noah to be able to do something with a pumpkin. He's too small to handle a knife, so it seemed paint was the next best option. We sat him down, showed him the paint brushes, and let him go.
He had no interest in trying to handle the paint brush and just shoved his hands right into the paint. He didn't seem to have any particular design in mind for the pumpkin. He went for more of a Jackson Pollock kind of look. He played in the paint for a while until his pumpkin took on a nice gray color. Then he got frustrated with the paint being on his hands. It was time to call it a night. The pumpkin was not exactly what you'd call beautiful, but Noah did it himself. Mission accomplished.