We had a semi-monsoon hit the east coast last week/weekend. We were visiting my parents for a few days and really needed something to do to pass the time and entertain the kids. Creating a carved pumpkin is a fantastic rainy day activity so we decided to go for it.
Carving pumpkins can be one of the most frustrating things about Halloween. I am definitely not the resident carver in our house. The main reason…I like my fingers and don’t want to slice one of them off with a giant kitchen knife. Sure, I can handle a knife IN the kitchen when it comes to chopping but carving up a pumpkin just isn’t on my list of mommy super powers. Pumpkin Masters totally gets that there are people like me out there though and they make tools so you can easily make carved pumpkins. Heck, they even have stuff so YOUR KIDS can carve pumpkins.
Next, decide on what you want to actually carve into your pumpkin. I always have to physically draw it onto the face of my pumpkin. OH, and my drawings look like H or E might have done them because my creativity does not flow into my fingers for drawing. Most of the #PumpkinMasters kits come with awesome designs that you can use on your pumpkins so it doesn’t matter how great of an artist you are 🙂
The tools made the pumpkins easier to carve and I could let H use some of them on her own pumpkin without fear she’d cut off a digit. Plus, they are available in lots of stores like Target and Walmart so the tools are always easy to find.
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.