Kids know that a fruit (yes, a pumpkin is a fruit) with such girth must be full of possibilities. Inside, there are numerous snacks and crafts just waiting to be made. Outside, pumpkins are a great canvas for painting or decorating any way you imagine. Carved just right, they are enchanting containers, albeit temporary ones -- just ask Cinderella's fairy godmother.
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 six inventive or tasty ideas for pumpkins that kids will adore. Whether you use them to scare away Halloween ghosts or in a sweet treat, you'll soon learn what Linus knew all along -- pumpkins really are great.