Pumpkin Carving (And What To Do With The Left Overs!)

Pumpkin Carving (And What To Do With The Left Overs!)

It’s that time of year again – Halloween! There are so many Halloween-based activities to do with your kids and a classic favourite is, of course, pumpkin carving! It’s messy, it’s fun and it’s a tradition that has been celebrated for centuries.

Buy in some pumpkins (they’re not too pricey, even better), dish out the felt tip pens and let your kids draw on their designs. This bit lets their creative juices flow and will kill a lot of time, so you can kick back and relax…

Very impressive pumpkin carving – possibly setting the bar too high..

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…designs finished! The actual carving will require some parental assistance (sharp knives and all those health and safety risks). If you want to ease your work load, you could just cut off the top of the pumpkin and leave the kids with some spoons to scoop out the insides – keep this to one side and save it for baking tastey pumpkin treats (another fab activity)!

So the pumpkin is scooped out and ready for carving. Again, this may need some assistance but won’t take long. You can pop your pretty pumpkins in a window with a candle inside, ready for Halloween! It’s not just pumpkins either, you could carve out a carnival squash, sweet dumpling squash or an acorn squash to add some colour and variety to your pumpkin display.

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Head over to my Halloween pintrest board for some inspirational pumpkin carving ideas.

Happy carving everyone and happy halloween!



  1. December 6, 2016 / 10:57 am

    The genius store caleld, they’re running out of you.

    • isabelkingsford
      December 6, 2016 / 6:51 pm

      Haha! So kind, I wish there was such a place, I’d like to pop in for more creative ideas

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