Once we got the pumpkins home, we started looking through the awesome assortment of pumpkin carving tools we received from Pumpkin Masters. There were so many choices! I let each boy choose the design for their own pumpkin. They helped in scooping out the pulp, using a special scoop provided in our supplies.
Once designs were picked, I taped them on and started carving. I was impressed by how well the tools cut into the pumpkins. The cat was easier to carve than I expected - having the pattern taped on made it so easy. Their tools are definitely safer than using a kitchen knife - I didn't have to worry about cutting myself. I had a slightly harder time carving the owl - it used the razor tool for cutting. It didn't turn out exactly like the pattern, but I thought it still turned out cute. Cort chose a spider with little eyes, and his was also easy to cut out.
In the end, the boys were so proud of their pumpkins. We put the strobe lights Pumpkin Masters sent us inside, and our front porch looks so festive now. Here's Pierce with the cat pumpkin he chose:
Reid picked the Owl:
And Cort loved the Spider:
What an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon bonding with your family! You can find Pumpkin Masters in your local grocery stores, Walmart, and Target. Pick up a carving kit and you can enter their annual pumpkin carving contest for a chance to win some really fun prizes. Share your carving on Twitter or Instagram with #PumpkinMasters2013 as your hashtag. Or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The contest runs through October 31st. You can find official rules and details here.
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