The kids were the ones in the bath and I was the one using the power tool though, so it's ok and you can put the phone down ;)
We got a couple of wee pumpkins for the kids to make jack o lanterns. They were very excited about scooping out the guts. I didn't have any newspaper to put down, and knew they would have fun getting as messy as possible and would need a bath afterwards, so I figured why no just do the whole thing in the bath anyway.
They thought it was funny to be sitting in the bath in swim suits scooping goop out of pumpkins too.
Once the pumpkins were emptied and the kids had had their bath, they drew faces on their pumpkins with perminent markers. Me and the hubbins carved out the shapes that they had drawn for them. They were very proud of their creations, and I love the wee little happy face that my three year old did on hers.The night before halloween, one of our mates got us to carve a big pumpkin with another friend's face on it. This is the bit with the power tool. I used a proxxon to carve it out and made as insanely huge mess in the kitchen. I don't know what I was expecting to happen when I brought something rotating at a few thousand rpm in contact with a raw vegetable (it was lots of fun though). Next year I will either purchase a medical visor and wrap the whole room in cling wrap a la Dexter, or I will use lino cutting tools like this smart lass!