In less scary news, with Hallowe'en just around the corner, I want to share this easy yet eerie pumpkin carving project: The Mouse Motel. Thanks to blogger Jen Selk for reminding me about this fun idea which was originally conceived by the creative minds at Martha Stewart.
My Mom and I carved our pumpkins on Saturday afternoon, and with a bit of trial and error we each completed our own mouse motel. Afraid to use a knife but without a pumpkin carving kit, we improvised by starting the holes with a corkscrew and then rounding them out with a sturdy spoon. I think they turned out great!
2 Small Pumpkins x $1.50 = $3.00
2 Pkgs Mice (Dollarama) x $1.00 = $2.00
Pumpkin Carving Fun = Priceless!
Photos by Pamela Graham for Cherish Toronto.