Halloween is fast approaching and I’ve been promising the kids we will have an awesome pumpkin this year. We don’t really do the whole trick or treating thing, but the kids do like to dress up and have the house looking all spooky, and pumpkin carving has always been a little tradition we’ve stuck to over the years. It’s usually Ghostwriterdaddy’s job but this year I think I’ll have ago myself. Want to learn how to carve a pumpkin this Halloween?
A quick look online (especially Pinterest) will show you that the more eleborate your design, the better. But just how easy are these designs to carve when it actually comes to putting knife to vegetable? I love these clever tutorials found over at Better Homes, but they’re not really what the kids had in mind. We’re thinking Minecraft or Disney at the moment! These Disney inspired designs are awesome, but I’m not sure I can get away with any of them! Luckily, there are some stencils out there you can download and print at home to help. These Disney stencils are amazing, and we love these clever designs created by carving experts Sand in Your Eye for Ladbrokes too.
The only way we could decide which design to go with was to take a vote. We’re a democratic family after all. Poor Bella never really got a look in as it was quickly decided princesses weren’t scary enough… so Minecraft it is. We decided to go simple (and Minecraft is great for this) with this fabulous creeper design. What do you think?
Do you carve pumpkins at Halloween? Apparently pumpkin carving is the most simple way to celebrate and one of the easiest crafts because the materials are so easy to get your hands on. According to Mintel, retail sales of Halloween products in the UK are expected to reach £240m this year, a 4% growth from last year’s £230m. That’s a lot of money! And while trick or treating is not my cup of tea, there’s nothing wrong with a bit of pumpkin carving with the kids. Keep an eye on my Instagram account for the results!
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