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Kids create book characters on craft pumpkins

The “Pumpkin Shine” event was a fun, at-home project put on by the Timber Trial Elementary Parent Teacher Organization.  Students in kindergarten through fifth grade, along with their families, decorated a craft pumpkin to resemble their favorite character in a book they had read or listened to.  Characters ranged from classic children’s books to popular graphic novels and other forms of literature.  It was a creative way for the children to express their love of books.


pumpkin painted and decorated

Amazing resemblance of their book characters Fancy Nancy (above) and Captain Underpants (below) came to life through a little imagination and craft pumpkins.

pumpkins decorated to look like a character


Second grader Aubrey Ashcraft (right) with her fourth-grade sister, Avery, celebrated the joy of reading by decorating craft pumpkins as characters from their favorite books, Smile and Dog Man.


By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of Timber Trail Elementary



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