If you have yet to carve your Pumpkins this year, then you may be trying to figure out the best way to carve them!
Well, lets get those bad boys carved so you an enjoy those perfect pumpkin seeds and choose some awesome Pumpkin Seed Seasonings to take them to a whole other level of delicious! Sorry, I am getting a head of myself. Let’s carve those Pumpkins first.
Pumpkin Carving Tips
1. Pumpkin Carving Kits are Great!
I have found that the best way to carve a pumpkin is to start with a good pumpkin carving kit. The kits we like come with a spoon with different edges on it to scrape out those pumpkin guts and two different sized carving knives to get those different designs.
2. Prepare the Carving Area
We carved our pumpkins on the kitchen table. We lined the table with old newspaper and used a big bowl in the middle of the table for the guts. We also made sure that we had all the supplies we wanted to use ready. If you set up your pumpkin station prior to carving, you won’t be searching for things covered in pumpkin guts. If you are Planning on drawing a design on your pumpkin, have a dry erase marker handy so that if you make a mistake, you can just wipe it clean with Paper Towel or a cloth.
3. Cut the Top Carefully
When cutting a hole in order to remove the pumpkin guts, ensure that you cut with the knife on an angle to ensure that the “Lid” will go back on after you are finished carving. Also pay attention to the size you cut, because once you cut it out you can’t take it back. You want to ensure that the hole is big enough to scoop out the guck easily.
4. Stencils, Stencils, Stencils!
We used some stencils that came in our carving kit to escape the normal Jack O’Lantern face. We had a lot of fun creating designs, and the stencils made it pretty easy to make pumpkins that looked amazing! You can either purchase a kit with the stencils in it, or there are many places online that you can print the design you like at home!
Always keep in mind that when carving pumpkins, there may be sharp utensils used. Always be mindful about safety and supervision while your kids are carving their pumpkins and you will have a great time!
These are the Pumpkins we created together! We Love them so much! In fact, Little man freehanded and designed the bat with the flames without a stencil! He even carved it himself. So Creative!