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Pumpkin carving 101

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Use these tips for pumpkin carving and be patient try not to carve your pumpkin more than three days before Halloween. If you do, you run the risk of it getting moldy and disgusting. If you have no choice and have to carve it earlier, then cover all of...

Keep a lid on it

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We are just days away from Halloween, I hope you are ready! If not here are a couple fun ways to start preparing! Always cut your pumpkin’s lid on an angle. If you don’t, the lid will fall into the pumpkin. Make sure that you include a notch on...

Halloween tips: It’s a chimney

After you’ve carved your pumpkin, put a candle in and light it. Put the lid back on the pumpkin and wait about two minutes. Lift the lid off and you should see a slight burn mark on the underside of the lid. Cut a hole in the lid where...

Halloween tips: A tip for the pumpkin haters

Do you hate the hassle of cleaning a pumpkin? Consider using a “Funkin.” It’s an artificial carve-able pumpkin that you can find at craft stores, or you can order online at www.funkins.com. The nice thing about Funkins is that your carving efforts will last long after Halloween! Important: Don’t...

Halloween tips: Be patient!

Try not to carve your pumpkin more than three days before Halloween. If you do, you run the risk of it getting moldy and disgusting. If you have no choice and have to carve it earlier, then cover all of the carved areas with clear tape and plastic wrap....

Halloween tips: Take your carving to the next level

If you don’t want to put the traditional face on your pumpkin, consider creating a ‘patterned” pumpkin. You can create some really cool looks with your power drill, and also with cookie cutters. Use a rubber mallet to hammer the cookie cutters into the pumpkin.

Halloween tips: Skinned

Consider scraping some of the skin off of the pumpkin for a cool effect. You can use a vegetable parer or linoleum cutter to do this. You can create eyebrows, hair, even a mustache. Use can even create your own doodling pattern on the pumpkin if you want.