Haywood has been really interested in Frankenstein and anything in this arena. To fuel the interest we first went to the library to find all books related to this topic. We were surprised to find that Haywood already knew how to search for a topic, after watching us demonstrate multiple times. Yes to self-reliance! After reading all of his books we watched (The Munsters) an old favorite with this theme. Haywood liked this one, he did not like the original Frankenstein and could only handle about 4 minutes, a little creepy even for an 8-year old.
When it came time to design his pumpkin - Haywood went with a full Frankenstein theme. We found big bolts in the garage and pulled out the staple gun to add realistic elements. Haywood cut, carved and created all on his own. This ended up being a wonderful addition to his budding interest.
Need: Green Pumpkin with head-like shape Bolts Staple Gun