Even when you grow older and you’ve moved out of your parents’ house and have a life of your own, you sometimes want to get back to doing the things you did as a kid that made you happy. Halloween is the perfect time to do that. Dress up. Go to parties. Eat candy. Scare your friends. Or do what we did and carve some pumpkins!
Neither of us had carved a pumpkin in a few years, so we went to the pumpkin stand/yard/field/display/thing at a church down the road and picked out two good pumpkins.
After we settled on the perfect orange vegetables, the first step was to cut open the top to create our lids.
Next came the gross part where we had to scoop out all the guts and seeds. We kept the seeds because we have some neat ideas for how to cook them (so stay tuned!).
After our pumpkins were mostly cleaned out and no longer goopy, we each picked a design and then traced it along the outside of the pumpkin with a pen.
Then we started to carefully cut away the pieces that didn’t need to stick and started making our masterpieces.
In the end we had two great designs! The Batman symbol and octopus are the best carvings on the block!
It was a lot of fun, but we definitely didn’t remember it being so much work as when we were kids. Probably because our dads were the ones that did all the hard stuff!
Did you carve pumpkins this year? What design did you use? Share your pics below!