My daughter came home from school with a pumpkin challenge assignment last week and this is what we created! The challenge was to choose a beloved book and pull from that book one of the characters. She chose Harry Potter as the book and Hedwig (Harry's owl) as the character! Once the character was chosen the entire family was to work together to create the chosen character from a pumpkin! After we found the perfect pumpkin we got busy and a few hours later Hedwig was sitting on our dining room table! Now Hedwig is at my daughter's school waiting to be judged by the teachers today to see if she is chosen as a winner! This was a really fun family project so if your looking to create an extra special pumpkin this year why not have your child choose a character from his/her favorite book and get creative!