It's almost time for us to purchase our pumpkins for Halloween decorations and every year we struggle to decide whether we will paint or carve our pumpkins. The kids enjoy the fun of cleaning out the pumpkins guts as we call it and enjoy the roasted seeds, but I hate the mess and find that pumpkins are more susceptible to the elements and rot faster. I prefer painting my pumpkins, they last much longer and if I don't like it, I can basecoat the whole thing and repaint.
Here are some pretty painted pumpkins from Good Housekeeping
Here are gorgeous carved pumpkins also from Good Housekeeping
What do you prefer? Carving or Painting?