Family Pumpkin Carving Night
Can you believe how great our pumpkins turned out?!
Continue reading to see how we did it…
We bought a pumpkin carving kit at the dollar store. Some may consider this “an easier” option. I assure you, this was not easier or quicker than ordinary carving, but the end results were worth the extra effort required. The kit comes with 12 patterns and 5 small carving tools.
The table ready and prepped for “PROJECT: PUMPKIN CARVING”.
We enjoyed some classic Halloween music and a couple of drinks while we worked.
This was great family bonding time.
That’s my pumpkin, and as you can tell, I’m pretty excited to get started.
These little tools came in very useful.
Even though the are small and a slightly flimsy, they worked well .
Step 1: Remove the top of the pumpkin at an angle
(The angle is important so that the top doesn’t fall in after you close it up again)
Step 2: The messy part ~ Remove all the seeds and fleshy parts of the pumpkin.
The pumpkin guts.
Step 3: Attach the pattern that you like to your pumpkin with tape.
Step 4: Use one of the tools to trace the outlines of the picture.
Holes are made through the paper, and onto the pumpkin.
Step 5: Remove the paper.
As you can see, the pattern is visible on the surface of the pumpkin.
Step 6: Start cutting along the lines.
The tools were small and it was difficult for Bryan to use them properly, so he decided to get his drill from the garage. This was quite amusing to the rest of us.
Bryan drills the picture onto his pumpkin.
Nothing more special than quality time with the family!
Look at that great work by Justin!!
Sue stuck to a knife instead of the mini-carving tools.
I carved the kitten sitting on a pumpkin, and Justin carved Frankenstein.
Bryan’s “wicked” pumpkin.
After all the laughs about Bryan deciding to drill his pumpkin… We stood back to look at it, and suddenly we realised that he had somehow missed the letter “c” in the word “wicked”. We all found this quite funny!!! I have to admit, the drill worked nicely for the lettering of this word because it suited the style of it.
Justin helps his mom.
The final product: Justin’s pumpkin
Happy faces ~ We were all very pleased with our work.
WHAT A FUN NIGHT!
For the rest of the evening, we huddled around a fire in the backyard, and the Essers taught me how to make S’mores (click here for to see those pictures).