Back in the Before Times, a colleague of mine bought several small pumpkins and did pumpkin decorating with her clients for Halloween. I applaud her ability to manage an activity like that and clean up in between sessions.
Recently, I discovered some options for pumpkin carving in telehealth sessions. Both websites work by sharing your screen and granting your client remote control, and they can carve the pumpkin on the screen.
ABCYA’s virtual pumpkin carving game is simple and user-friendly. There is an undo option if you make a mistake (I wish this were true of real-life pumpkin carving), and when you are finished you can put a virtual candle inside to see your masterpiece.
CyberPumpkin.Zone is a more realistic, three-dimensional experience. You can click to rotate the pumpkin and carve all the way around. Outline your Jack-O-Lantern face on the black square on the left of the screen, and an animated knife carves out the face.
Every time you make a cut, the site generates a new, unique link. With this, you can undo mistakes using the back button, and when you are finished, you can share your creation with the link generated. If you want, you and your client can send links back and forth using the chat feature to make this a joint task.
Check out this cat I made!