We have decorated pumpkins every year for Halloween, but this was the first year that we carved them! Pumpkin Masters kindly sent us some tools that made the process super easy – and I have a flash giveaway running for any US readers who would like to give them a go!
The kits we were sent had a bunch of templates for making cool designs. The kids opted out of picking any of those, but they did enjoy looking through the books for inspiration.
De-gunking pumpkins is always my least favorite part, but Emma actually thought this part was pretty cool. All three kids liked using the include pumpkin goop scoops.
Johnny and Lily thought the plastic eyes were super cool! They were both super pleased with their finished pumpkins, and even brought them to dinner! Lily shared her pizza with her pumpkin:
Emma’s pumpkin had leaves carved into it, but somehow I didn’t get a picture (still lone parenting here, and life is a *little* hectic) – and, with California’s warm weather, these guys were already moldy this morning. Luckily we have another pumpkin to carve for Halloween – and plenty of tools! I think we’ll try a surface decoration – no degunking, and looks pretty easy with the tools we were sent!
Do you carve pumpkins with your kids? Be sure to enter the annual Pumpkin Masters’ Carving Contest, by submitting an image of your pumpkin on Facebook or Instagram using #PumpkinMasters2013 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to enter for the chance to win one of six prizes, including $5,000 for the Best Pumpkin. Contest and category details, as well as carving tips and carving kits can be found on the Pumpkin Masters’ site. Hurry and submit before Oct. 31!
Want to enter the flash giveaway for all the tools featured above (pumpkins and table not included)? Fill out this simple Google Doc – this giveaway run through 9am Monday morning (California time). The winner must reply within 24 hours since we need to get this sent out if it’s going to stand a chance of arriving before Halloween!
This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations, Jeanette Nyberg!
Do you have a tip for helping Jack O’ Lanterns last longer? I would love to hear it!
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