Since my kids are too young to carve pumpkins, each year I search for other fun things we can do. Last year we made jar lanterns.
This year I diecut different Halloween shapes with my Silhouette and then we painted. This was fun because it was the best of both worlds. They got to paint and I got something cute to display.
Diecut vinyl with Sihouette or other system//Attach to pumpkin very well, re-sealing edges if needed//Paint//Remove vinyl
LAST YEAR: Painted Pumpkin Jars
The thing I love about these crafts is that I had fun too… and you could do them with out little munchkins. That would also mean less mess.