(Goblin is 36 months)
I love carving pumpkins for Halloween but I'd been wondering how to get Goblin involved without ending up in a real life blood and guts Halloween scene. He has been pretending to drill things for about a month now. I have no idea where he picked it up from (probably Bob the Builder), but it keeps him amused for ages. He usually uses random sticks. So I decided in true Montessori style that rather than just do pretend play I would buy him his own drill. You can pick adult ones up really cheap on Amazon but I opted for a slightly more expensive one because it was smaller - specially adapted for children's hands.
We used a big and a small drill bit so that we got a variation in size of hole. And I put a battery operated tea light in it to avoid the whole 'pumpkin burning down house' scenario. I think the final product is really beautiful.
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