I bought 4 pumpkins this year envisioning how cute all of them would be sitting on our front porch, all-lite up with their cute triangle eyes and nose. That missing-lots-of-teeth sweet smile. Maybe I’d get super creative and use a stencil! Oh and of course I wouldn’t want to let all those pumpkin seeds go to waste. I would roast them! So I got to carving. But as I’m carving all I keep thinking is, “Wow, this is a lot harder than I remember” and “why does my wrist hurt so bad?” “How do I separate the seeds from this stringy mess?” “I have to carve 3 more of these!?”
Well needless to say I carved one without visiting the emergency room, as I was sure I might cut my hand open in the process. Oh and I threw away the seeds too. Who has the time!? Clearly not me or the patience. I have to reserve all that for my kids!
So the other three will not be getting carved this year. But that doesn’t mean I still can’t decorate them. I created an Anti-Carve Pinterest board . There’s a lot of great (and easier) options that don’t require too much exertion. In fact, you just might have what you need at home or in your craft kit .
Well needless to say I carved one without visiting the emergency room...
Kitchen twine or yarn is great to make a fun looking spider web pumpkin. Mabel is in a Spiderman phase so she loved this one! I found these plastic spiders in the Halloween favor section of Party City.
In your first aid kit you might have some gauze . Just mummify your pumpkin. I added some googly eyes, painted on a smile and who doesn’t love eye brows?! And there you have it…
Are you carving this year or trying the anti-carve method? Is there a trick to carving pumpkins that I’m missing?