Autumn is a fun time when we have the chance to use squash in many imaginative ways, giving us the opportunity to let out our inner child. But the creativity doesn’t need to end there. You might be surprised to know that these fantastic squash can also be recycled in very creative ways as well.
One of the best ways to use any squash is in cooking, baking especially. Create delicious homemade recipes from your leftover decorative squash. You should not cook with any squash that has been carved, so think ahead and decorate your squash in other ways; with paints, stick-ons or just plain ribbon! Squash is not fast to a perish and can be easily chopped on a large cutting board and cooked in order to be used in cookies, pies, cakes and loaves.
If you prefer to carve your pumpkin or squash, use parts of the inners to create fantastic dishes, such as broiling or drying the seeds to add to muffins or granolas.
Show them how to re-use and recycle. You might be surprised at how much fun you can really have with squash. If you want to get really creative, let the natural decomposing process occur and use it as a science experiment. Before you know it, you could be involved in a unique project that you had never even thought of.
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