Easy Pumpkin Carving Tips
Are you ready for Halloween? Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday of the year and my family and I go all out with our costumes and decorating. One of our favorite parts of our Halloween decorating is of course pumpkin carving! It’s something the whole family can enjoy together. You can go cute, classic, or creepy! I must admit, my pumpkin carving skills are pretty good, and it’s a lot easier than people make it seem I promise! I thought I would share some of my favorite pumpkin carving tips with your guys to make your pumpkins perfect for the Halloween! Let’s check them out:
Here are some easy pumpkin carving tips that everyone can use:
- Use a carving kit! Carving kits really do make everything easier. They include the tools you need, carving templates, and they even tell you how hard something is going to be. These are perfect for the first time or beginner pumpkin carver.
- The baby powder hack! After you have poked holes in your design and it’s time to cut, it might be a little hard to see where you are supposed to cut right? Grab some baby powder and pour it over your design. It will settle in the holes and make your design much eaiser to see.
- Google image search is your friend! If you are looking for a unique design google is your friend. Search for what you are looking for and put “coloring sheet” behind it. This will bring up a black and white easy to follow design that can be easily used as a pumpkin carving template.
- Make sure you scoop your pumpkin out WELL! The more you scoop out your pumpkin, the easier it will be to carve. The thicker the skin, the harder you will have to work. So spend some extra time scooping your pumpkin out and save yourself some trouble later in the process.
- Choose the right pumpkin! Choosing a good pumpkin can make all the difference in your carving adventure. You will need to make sure your pumpkin is not bruised, has a strong stem, and has a flat bottom.
- Cut your lid at an angle! If you cut your lid strait up and down, it will fall into the pumpkin when you put it back on, and no one wants that. Make sure you cut it at an angle and leave yourself a notch.
Now you are ready to get your carve on! Happy Halloween!
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