Pumpkin Carving Like a Pro

Pumpkin Carving Like a Pro



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Pumpkin carving is one of the best things about Halloween (right up there with candy and costumes)! It is a great family activity because it is fun at any age. And the results of a doorstep lined with creepy pumpkin faces can’t be beat! Here are a two tips for your pumpkins so that you can have the creepiest stoop in town.

No teapot lids!
Most of us will carve a hole into the pumpkin around the stem that will later become a lid. Instead, make your hole at the base of the pumpkin. This will give your pumpkin a flat base, make it easier to carve out the seeds, and will make lighting a candle easy!

Start with a drawing and a toothpick.

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Around this time, many stores will start carrying pumpkin carving kits. Unless you need that saw it has, you don’t need a kit. Print out (or draw!) any picture you like and tape it to the front of your pumpkin. Then use a toothpick to to put small holes on all the lines you’ll need. No frustrating pencil marks or leftover pen on your pumpkin! You can be as creative as you want or just stick to the traditional pumpkin face. Most of all just have fun carving your pumpkins!

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Join us this weekend at Thrillvania Haunted House Park  2330 County Rd 138, Terrell, Tx 75161. You can pick up a pumpkin to carve while you’re there!!

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