Last year time completely slipped away from us with a new baby and we did not carve our pumpkins for Halloween. I loved carving pumpkins as a kid. It was wonderful seeing them all lit up. Ensuring we didn’t run out of time this year we spent the morning and early afternoon yesterday carving pumpkins with the girls. I picked up a kit to get the saws necessary to carve them. This kit of course came with patterned stencils. I was unaware of this fact and the girls had picked out their pumpkin designs on the car ride home. We said good-bye to the Jack O’lantern idea. And moved onto advanced pumpkin designs.
We took the pulp out of the pumpkins. They were quite appalled at how messy a pumpkin is. They were also intrigued that it smelled like cantaloupe.
Traced on our stencils.
Carved our the designs!
It was fun. The kids loved it and I know they will love seeing them a glow on the 31st.
After the kids went to bed Husband and I carved our own designs into pumpkins. It was a great. We have been dating/married for 12 years and we carved our first pumpkins last night. It was a fun activity. We each did a pumpkin and I love my husband’s. We needed a boy pumpkin amongst the rest of them!
I was really excited about my pattern. I found one that used the technique of not carving out the pieces, but shaving away the pumpkin. Of course, I couldn’t find the appropriate tools at Lowe’s and used the end of my vegetable peeler. I was worried a couple times I was going to peel the skin off my finger, but we made it through and next year I will have nice sturdy metal tools for our Pump-tastic Pumpkins! Happy Halloween!