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Stack the pumpkins into a pumpkin totem pole - let the kids paint a face on each.
Submitted by: Tammy


Use the shell of a good pumpkin to serve pumpkin soup at thanksgiving/or roasted root vegetables.
Submitted by: Tammy


After you are done using your carved pumpkins at hallowe'en place on the compost and watch it slowly decompose.
Submitted by: Tammy


Throw some seeds from this years pumpkin in the ground and in the spring you'll have a nice healthy new plant!
Submitted by: Tammy


Have a "Pumpkin Celebration".
*Invite your students and their families to participate in a pumpkin decorating contest.
*Have them use their wildest imaginations to create incredible pumpkin personalities.
*Decorate, do not carve the pumpkins. Add anything you want to get the effect you want. Use your imagination to create the most outstanding pumpkin imaginable. Use paint, markers, hats, scarves, glasses, wigs, eyeballs, wigs, noses, lips, or whatever you need to make your pumpkin come to life.
*Have different categories, such as, prettiest, scariest, funniest, most like and animal, most like a human and most creative.
Encourage parents to participate in this project and make it a family affair. It can create lasting precious memories between parent and child.
*If you are a teacher offer this project to your students and you will be surprised and astonished at the results.
*Make sure that the pumpkins are no larger than the size the child can carry.
Sit back and be amazed at the creativity of the parents and the children.
Submitted by: Raedell Coogler


Hidatsa Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe:
Cut off the top and take out the seeds. Set the pumpkin aside. Mix 2-3 cups cooked rice (white, brown, and wild) with rosemary, sage, salt and dry mustard (1 tsp each), add an egg and 1 pound cooked hamburger (game meats work well also).
Stuff the pumpkin with the rice/meat mixture and add the lid. Fill the bottom of a casserole dish with 1 1/2 inches of water. Set the pumpkin inside the dish and cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 1-2 hours (depends on size of pumpkin). The outside of the pumpkin will turn dark and start to brown. You will be able to easily prick it with a fork when done.
Cut the pumpkin into wedges and serve with the rice. Delicious!
Submitted by: unknown


Cut out human eyes, noses and mouths from magazines to make an interesting pumpkin face!
Submitted by: Patti Keith


Make a pumpkin snowman (Scarecrow). Stack three pumpkins up, hold in place with either skewers or glue and decorate as you wish!
Submitted by: Sara Troxel


Using washable markers, take turns drawing features (eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hair, scares,etc) on the pumpkin. When done just wipe off with a damp towel for the next person.
Submitted by: Pat Barker


Take a large pumpkin. Cut off the top (the stem and a little of the flesh). Remove all the seeds and strings. Rinse out thoroughly and pat dry. Use the pumpkin as a bowl to hold your favorite hot soup. To keep soup warm, just put the lid back on. Be very careful when transporting a filled pumpkin bowl.
Submitted by: Linnea Rein


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