Halloween -- with its spooks and scares -- isn't always for the faint of heart, especially if you have little boys and ghouls. For a happier holiday, make prickly porcupines, cuddly cats, and glittery gourds.
What kid doesn't love carving a pumpkin? It's enticingly messy and squishy, and it's a tradition that's been celebrated for centuries. But there's even more fun to be had: Here are some inventive ideas for pumpkins that kids will adore, whether you're using them to scare away Halloween ghosts or in a sweet treat.