Planning to carve a pumpkin for Halloween? If you would like more than the triangles for eyes/nose and rectangles for the gap-toothed jack-o-lantern smile, it might just be time to ask yourself…WWMD. Indeed, what would Martha Stewart do? Fear not, the maven of all holiday gatherings has assembled nearly 50 great ideas, plus pumpkin carving patterns in downloadable templates, to sharpen your pumpkin carving. Even if you are not a Martha fan, there are some great resources here
Go ahead and design your own jack-o-lantern but be sure to use the latest is safe carving tools. The carving kits that are available at nearly every store that has a Halloween display can make your carving experience a lot easier and much safer.
Take a cue from Martha and draw out your design on paper so you can take advantage of the existing assets presented by your pumpkin and safely transfer your design by poking the cut lines through the paper right onto your pumpkin.
Pumpkin carving can be both fun and frustrating. If you have younger children that want to be part of the process, yet are not ready for the challenges and safety risks, be sure to create an age appropriate opportunity to involve your children. Who else would relish the idea of scooping out the pumpkin guts? If you have a very complex carving in mind you might do well to tackle the job in phases or involve the children in the early stages and then keep the completed carving as a “surprise reveal” after they return from a task (like raking leaves) or an outing to purchase a costume.
Happy Halloween from Cravings Gourmet Popcorn, share the product of your carving with a picture. We’d love to see your handiwork.
Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is located in Old Town Lansing, the hippest area of Lansing, Michigan. Cravings Gourmet Popcorn can be purchased online and shipped to anywhere nationwide.
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