We purchased three pumpkins, a gourd and a “glitter” pumpkin night light from our local farm stand. I was careful to choose both white and orange pumpkins to point out the wide variation in pumpkin species. Blue pumpkins had been present at the farm stand. However, these pumpkins were huge and likely cost prohibitive. Their skin was also tough and it caused the pumpkin to not look a good candidate for carving. The gourd was for a an art project unrelated to the pumpkins. And, my son just can’t help himself around glitter, but that’s a different story.