Saturday, November 3, 2012
Crafturday: Pumpkin Carving!
Both pumpkins started with a paper pattern that we transferred onto the pumpkins with a small plastic poker, to make little dots on the pumpkin's skin. Then we connect the dots with water-soluble marker and label the areas to be cut through completely, like the Doctor's bow tie or most of Hello Kitty's outline. After that we hollow out the pumpkins and it's carving, shading and more scraping till it's done. And then of course we have to sort out the seeds and roast them. It's best to carve as close to Halloween as possible so the pumpkins don't cure or start to rot before they go on display. I did mine on Halloween and Jeff transferred the pattern for his the night before, then carved during the afternoon of Halloween. Both were ready by trick or treat time!
What should we carve next year?