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October 21, 2019

Pumpkin Carving Stencils and More!

Pumpkin Carving and More

 

It’s pumpkin-carving season, so invite some friends over or have a night of spooky fun! We have some scary and silly stencils for all your pumpkin-carving needs and a few tips to help you get started.

 

Things You’ll Need

Pumpkin Carving Kit

  • Knives
  • Scoops

Stencils: We have you covered!

Pumpkins

A Good Place to Make a Mess

A Candle or Battery-Powered Light to Light Up Your Masterpiece

All-Purpose Cleaner for Cleaning After Carving

 

Down to Business: Tips for Pumpkin Carving Perfection

When you pick out your pumpkins, make sure they have an ample stem. Once you’ve cut a hole in the top, it will be easier to pull the top off.

If your pumpkin is thicker, you may want to scrape some of the inside walls so it’s easier to cut through.

Make sure you have a stencil, or sketch your design on the pumpkin before you start. 

Save and roast the seeds for a pre-Halloween snack!

 

Safety First

If you have little kiddos running around, pumpkin carving may be too advanced for them. But, there are plenty more options, starting with stickers and finger paint. Your local craft store will have all the holiday themed stickers you need and any paint color you want. You can even grab some googly eyes to give the pumpkins some life! 

Just set the supplies and pumpkin in front of them and let them get creative. Fun and mess is guaranteed so our last tip is to cover the table in some newspaper first.

 

Adult Fun

Maybe your kids are spending Halloween with the grandparents while you host the adults-only Halloween party. If you’re looking to dress up the décor, try painting your pumpkins black and white. Or, choose another color to match your party theme. Throw in a few gourds for variety. Subtle decorations like this can keep the party festive and unique.

 

Our Stencils

Download our Printable Pumpkin Carving Stencils to Get Started!

 

Clean Up with Better Life

Even when you prepare for the worst there's still pumpkin goop on the ground and finger paint smears on the table. Our All-Purpose Cleaner will do the trick after you treat yourselves to a night of pumpkin-decorating fun!