How to carve pumpkins?
Carving pumpkins is a must-do task during holidays like Halloween. This tradition allows those who are artistically inclined to show off their skills. But those who haven’t tried to carve pumpkins need not fret. There are some easy-to-do steps which makes your task easy.
These carved pumpkins are also called jack-o-lanterns and a traditional Halloween is incomplete without a carved pumpkin.
First select a fresh pumpkin which is round. Take the stem out with a sharp edged knife. Scoop out all seeds and the mushy part from the pumpkin with a scooper. Retain the top part, the stem, and keep it aside.
Take a felt pen and draw the desired design on the pumpkin. Now cut along the outline that you have drawn. Take out these little pieces. Cover the top part of the pumpkin with aluminum foil. You can use this to cover the top of the pumpkin. Now scrape the bottom of the pumpkin flat so that it sits easily. Before covering the pumpkin with the lid, light a candle to make it look scary and then close the lid. Since you have lined the kid with aluminum foil, it will not burn off the lid.
The designs vary with what you are looking for or the occasion. A scary-faced pumpkin, or a smiling pumpkin or even an angry pumpkin. The tools you would be using are a very sharp knife, a scooper to take the mushy part out. These cut pumpkins will stay unspoilt for about two weeks.
You also get ready-to-make pumpkin kits which gives you step by step instructions as well as some designs which you could draw on the pumpkins. Whether you are using the traditional method or the designer one, pumpkin carving is surely easy. So happy pumpkin carving this holiday season.