Fun and Unique Pumpkin Carving Ideas

October 13, 2016

One of the best ways to celebrate Halloween is pumpkin carving. Not only do you get to use your creativity and create a cool porch decoration, you get to make delicious pumpkin seeds! Whether we have some ideas to help you decide how you want to decorate your pumpkin. You can find pumpkins and pumpkin carving kits at Walmart!


Carve a pretty pattern – You don’t always have to go with the traditional scary or silly face. If you feel like adding a festive touch to your front porch, try a design like polka dots. This is the easiest design because all you have to do is take a drill and drill holes all over the pumpkin. Once you put a candle in, the light shining through all the little holes looks really pretty.


Etch your pumpkin – If you’re not entirely thrilled with having pumpkin guts all over the place, you can easily etch the outside of your pumpkin. This way you don’t have to worry about carving out the inside of your pumpkin and this makes the pumpkin last much longer.


Cookie cutter pumpkin – This is a great way to involve children who aren’t quite ready to be using knives. After you’ve scooped all the guts out, just place the cookie cutter and use a rubber mallet and tap the cutter lightly. This is fun for children because they can choose whichever design they want and it’s easy (and safe) to achieve.


Dry ice – Right before the trick or treaters come, you can add some dry ice and hot water to the inside of your pumpkin. This will create a spooky effect as the smoke pours out of whatever you have carved. Doing this should make your whole porch look like an eerie grave yard full of fog.


Use stencils – This is another great way to decorate your pumpkin without getting too messy. Just place whatever stencil you like on your pumpkin and color in with paint. Depending on how big the stencil is, spray paint would work really well too.

How are you planning on carving / decorating your pumpkin this year? Do you have any fun ideas you’d like to share with us?


Don't forget we're having a Halloween Party for all of our Little Bugs Club memebers! Your little one can use their creativity and decorate a pumpkin just how they'd like!


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