Thursday, October 30, 2008

Family Pumpkin Carving

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. ~Henry David Thoreau

Each year my husband carves pumpkins with our kids because I am not good with knives, or anything sharp for that matter. I do love taking pictures of them as they design their pumpkins. We don't use patterns, and encourage the kids to be creative. First they draw their designs:

Next the kids lay their drawings on the pumpkins and poke holes through it into the pumpkin, then they cut the design out.

If you have been carving pumpkins for over 30 years then you can freestyle cut a design for your daughter that's too young to do it herself. This year she wanted glasses on her pumpkin face and a smile.

The finished pumpkins turned out great this year. I hope yours do too!

On OFL we have more pumpkin carving tips here:

~Happy carving, Brenda

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