Pumpkin Carvin’ Basics
1. The right pumpkin
You want a fresh plump round shape with a rich, orange color, and a sturdy stem. Consider the shape as well.
2. Scooping out the guts
Use a nice shape like a circle to cute either the top or bottom using a boning knife if you can find one. Then get an ice cream scoop and go to town.
3. Designing Your Masterpiece
Draw the design first with a marker, then trace e it with your knife before you pull out your pieces.
4. Keep your pumpkin fresh
Sprinkle a little cinnamon, nutmeg, and/or cloves inside the lid and your pumpkin will serve as a nice autumn air freshener. A carved pumpkin lasts about a week, for a longer life spread some petroleum jelly on the cut edges, this works as a barrier and delays rotting. Be careful though because petroleum jelly is flammable so wait till the petroleum jelly sets or coat the pumpkin before you place the candle inside.
If you have no idea what you are doing and have zero artistic ability click here to download some free pumpkin carving templates
Easy Pumpkin Carvin Ideas
1. Use a drill
Draw simple faces using everyone’s favorite tool: a drill! It’s quick and easy!
2. A cat
Using simple shapes you can make a kitty pumpkin
3. Classic Jack
This is another super simple one made using triangles and a toothy grin