Autumn brings with it everything pumpkin, from a pumpkin spiced latte to a pumpkin pie, all the way to carving an actual pumpkin – and Halloween is the perfect time to have lots of fun with this one. There are plenty of pumpkin farms around nowadays, where you can go with your family and have lots of fun with the kids, letting them choose their pumpkin that will later be carved. This is one of the biggest traditions when it comes to celebrating Halloween and we love it. But what happens when you have no idea how to carve your pumpkin.
We’ve got it covered with three easy designs for you and your family. Make sure you have the correct carving tools, you can buy a toolkit for around $5 or find something suitable in your home, take your time while doing it. And here’s a little tip to help you – use a pen to draw on your stencil before you begin to carve. And, don’t forget to put a tea light candle inside or the safer option, a battery-operated votive candle, to light them up for an extra spooky feel. Have fun!
Trick or Treat Lollipop Pumpkin
This pumpkin is easy to carve and is an excellent addition to your front door for all of those little trick or treaters. How cool is the lollipop hair! To do this, you’ll need to –
• Hollow out medium round pumpkin from the bottom
• Carve half-circle mouth with a tooth, 2 half-circle eyes with pupils and triangle nose
• For eyes, push in inner piece (don’t remove)
• Etch away skin on pupils and tooth with cutter
• Poke holes about 1½” apart across top and sides of the pumpkin
• Push lollipops into holes to create hair
Mini Spider Pumpkins
These little critters are great for the kids and help them to feel involved while you get on with carving the bigger pumpkins. All you need is some black pipe cleaners and tea lights.
From The Grave Pumpkins
A couple of these dotted around your garden is a such a fun way to add some spookiness. These pumpkins are carved to look like skeletons reaching out from their graves. In a few steps, you can achieve this by –
• Get a smaller and taller pumpkin and carve a hole in the bottoms of both, scoop out the pulp, and return the cut pieces
• Draw out a skeletal template on your pumpkins (as pictures show)
• Carefully carve along the drawn lines with a knife