Pumpkin Projects

Your kids may get to wear the cool costumes and scarf the candy corn, but you can still get in on the fun. Here are some treats for the whole family--and most of these activities are sugar-free.

1. Kid's Fright Lights: $3.99 at Target. Easy-to-pound colorful plastic pegs, a mallet and a flashing light. B.Y.O. squash. Age: 4?????

2. Paint a Pumpkin: $24 from pottery barnkids.com. Three wooden pumpkins, six paints. Age: 5?????

3. Big Bad Wolf Mask: $50 for a pair from dwr.com. Perfect for when you're trick-or-treating with the kids. Age: 3?????

4. Ghost Comfort-Grip Cutter: $2.99 at Wal-Mart and Target. This chunky, rubber-edged cookie cutter is good for even the youngest baker's helper.

5. Pancake Molds: $16 from Williams-Sonoma. Make flapjacks in the shape of cats, pumpkins and ghosts for a breakfast of phantoms.

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