Pumpkin Carving

Now that everyone has forgotten about Halloween and moved on to November stuff, it’s time for me to update you on this year’s pumpkin carving.

picture of the pumpkin and stemThe first step in all of this pumpkin-carving business is to select good pumpkins. Pictured here is a perfectly-formed pumpkin. It’s easy for us, because our neighbors grow and sell pumpkins. It’s on a small scale, but we still get a nice selection.

The next step is to cut open the top
picture of a pumpkin with its top cut off

Step 3: scoop out the innards
picture of someone scooping seeds out of a pumpkin

picture of pumpkin seeds and slime

Step 4: Cut out the design
You may want to freehand it
picture of someone carving a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern

or you may want to use a template
picture of someone carving a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern
It’s difficult to get the tape to stick to the pumpkin though.

Step 5: Display the jack-o-lanterns
picture of a jack-o-lanternpicture of a jack-o-lantern

Tips:

Have a big enough workspace:
picture of a table used for carving a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern

It helps to have something to hold the seeds, especially if you want to roast them later:
picture of a table used for carving a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern

If a child is too young for carving, get him a small pumpkin for coloring:
picture of a child coloring a small pumpkin

The End.

and in the cutting of stones for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in all kinds of craftsmanship.

Exodus 31:5

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3 Responses to “Pumpkin Carving”

  1. Ricky Anderson Says:

    My wife can’t wait to do this with Evan.

    I can.

  2. Some Guy Says:

    I didn’t know they had pumpkins over there. Can you carve tumbleweeds instead?

  3. Ricky Anderson Says:

    It would definitely be less messy!

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