We have decorated pumpkins every year for Halloween, but this was the first year that we carved them! Pumpkin Masters kindly sent us some tools that made the process super easy – and I have a flash giveaway running for any US readers who would like to give them a go!
The kits we were sent had a bunch of templates for making cool designs. The kids opted out of picking any of those, but they did enjoy looking through the books for inspiration.
De-gunking pumpkins is always my least favorite part, but Emma actually thought this part was pretty cool. All three kids liked using the include pumpkin goop scoops.
Johnny and Lily thought the plastic eyes were super cool! They were both super pleased with their finished pumpkins, and even brought them to dinner! Lily shared her pizza with her pumpkin:
Emma’s pumpkin had leaves carved into it, but somehow I didn’t get a picture (still lone parenting here, and life is a *little* hectic) – and, with California’s warm weather, these guys were already moldy this morning. Luckily we have another pumpkin to carve for Halloween – and plenty of tools! I think we’ll try a surface decoration – no degunking, and looks pretty easy with the tools we were sent!
Do you have a tip for helping Jack O’ Lanterns last longer? I would love to hear it!