How to carve a pumpkin

    how to carve a pumpkin

    Looking for something fun to do with the kids this Halloween? Why not try your hand at pumpkin carving? It’s a seriously fun activity and can also produce both spooky and delicious results (with the leftovers 😍) Here’s everything you need to know about how to get carving today!

    You will need:⠀
    1 medium pumpkin (or as many as you want to carve)⠀
    Permanent marker⠀
    Pumpkin carving knife or other serrated knife⠀
    Metal spoon⠀

    1. Line a sturdy table with newspaper. Decide which side of the pumpkin is best for the face.⠀
    2. Use a permanent marker to draw eyes, a nose and a smile or grimace.⠀
    3. Outline a circular lid around the pumpkin stem, about 12cm in diameter.⠀
    4. With a slim pumpkin carving knife or serrated knife, cut out the pumpkin lid, working at a slight inward angle so that the lid can be replaced without falling in.⠀
    5. Use your hands to pull out the pumpkin seeds along with their stringy membranes and set aside in a colander.⠀
    6. Using a metal spoon, scrape out the inside of the pumpkin until no stringy bits remain, placing the removed “guts” in a second bowl. ⠀
    7. Wipe off the outside of the pumpkin so that it will be easier to hold and therefore safer to carve.⠀
    8. Make straight cuts into your pumpkin along the lines you’ve drawn, removing and discarding the pieces.⠀
    9. Insert a tea light in the bottom of your pumpkin. Use a long match or lighter to light the pumpkin and replace the lid.⠀

      Happy carving everyone!⠀