3 Designs for Carving A Pumpkin
28th October 2020
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First of all, it’s worth knowing how to carve out a pumpkin properly. Top tips for this include:

  • Choose a fresh pumpkin with a flat bottom for stability
  • Go for a long, sturdy stem to help create an easy lid or nose
  • Make an opening from the top, cutting out a neat lid
  • Scoop out the insides of the pumpkin using an ice-cream scoop or similar
  • Draw out your design using a paper template, or marking the pumpkin with pencil
  • Depending on the child’s age, make sure there’s an adult to help with carving
  • A larger pumpkin will be easier to carve, and give you enough room to correct the odd mistake
  • If you’re illuminating the pumpkin with a candle, put the candle or tea light flat on the bottom of the pumpkin but don’t leave it unattended when lit.
  • If this is your first pumpkin carving, don’t make it too complicated; practise with a simple, bold design. Tape a template to the pumpkin then poke along the lines.

As well as the traditional ghoulish designs, there are lots of unusual pumpkin carving ideas for kids.


For those with children who don’t want a scary pumpkin



Or you could drill holes



For a more traditional designs



Have fun carving.

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