It’s almost Halloween! And when I think of Halloween, I think about pumpkins! Here in Holland we –sadly– don’t celebrate Halloween that big as they do in America and other countries. But that didn’t stop me from carving out a pumpkin. I bought mine somewhere in the beginning of October, and last Friday I couldn’t wait anymore. So I took the pumpkin outside.
What You Need
- Put on some old clothes (you might get dirty)
- Newspaper (makes it easier to clean up the mess)
- Knifes (in various sizes)
- A spoon
- A pen
Let’s get started
Actually, it’s very simple but it takes a bit of time and getting dirty!
- Cut a whole in the top with the knife, but don’t put the knife in straight, but lean the knife a bit to the side. This way the top that you cut out fits back on it, and if it crimps, it won’t fall into the pumpkin easily.
- Take out all the seeds and all the goo.
- Then start scraping. At least, that’s what I did. Until the inside of the pumpkin was even and that all the goo and anything is gone.
- Use the pencil to draw out the face
- Start cutting the face out. I suggest you cut outside the lines.
- I also used a tissue to take out some excess goo that was stuck to the inside of the pumpkin.
- When you’re done, put in a candle and voila!