Hopefully you have been to the local pumpkin patch (Arnprior Pumpkins offer a great experience for the kids), or pulled up a great big tumshie, and now it’s time to carve a masterpiece in time for Halloween.

We’ve trawled the internet this Halloween to offer some inspiration to parents who might be ready to tackle this tricky job. It has to be said that while the neep is the traditional way to go, it can be a heck of a job, and finger loss is a real risk! Top Tip? Keep the wine unopened until the work with the knives is done…

An alternative idea, and altogether less dangerous, is to paint the pumpkin. There are some really rather lovely painted pumpkin ideas at the link below.

Painted Pumpkins. Scary, inspired, funny & some are just beautiful…..

 

A pumpkin painted plain back offers a simple background for kids to stick ther own buttons, beads and trinkets on.
Click on the image to find 100’s of free templates..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternatively, find a great spooky template that you can follow to achieve a professional finish.

There are simple ones, and quite complex designs to choose from, or design your own.

The video below gives some pointers on the best equipment to have to hand when carving a pumpkin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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