I remember years of trying to carve the "perfect" pumpkin. I'd google step by step instructions, watch videos and more all in an effort to get it just right. I mean after spending so much time finding the "perfect" pumpkin it only made sense to carve it just right.
Carving a pumpkin is easy. Make sure you have the proper equipment: a serrated knife, a large, sturdy spoon for scooping out the inside and a nice size pumpkin.
Serrated knives are the ones with the tooth-like blade and look like a saw.
Step 1: Wipe the outside of the pumpkin off with a clean, damp cloth. You want to remove any of the dirt on the outside.
Step 2: Carefully cut the top of the pumpkin off. Do not try to cut around the pumpkin, use your knife in an up and down motion.
Step 3: Scoop out the guts using the spoon. You can set the seeds aside for roasting if you like. Be sure to scrape really hard so you can remove all the pumpkin flesh.
Don't worry about carving the "perfect" pumpkin just enjoy spending quality time with your family. Truth is when all is said and done, the kids love their carved pumpkins no matter how jacked up others may think it looks and that's just fine with me.
To celebrate Halloween, Three Boys and an Old Lady blog has joined forces with The Kids Did It, The Mommy Island and a host of other blogs for the 2nd annual Howl-O-Ween Hop. Here's your chance to win some fab prizes just in time for Halloween.
The fun begins on Wednesday, October 11 and runs through Wednesday, October 25. We are giving away a $10 Target gift card. Why Target? Well, Target is one of our fave places to shop for all things Halloween.
Oh, and do you and your family carve pumpkins at Halloween? What are some of your family Halloween traditions?
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