Monthly Archives: October 2013

Unique Pumpkin Carving Ideas

While the Halloween season certainly doesn’t fill me with dread, as it does Beaker and Bunsen Honeydew, I do sometimes have feelings of pumpkin carving inadequacy!

Around this time of year, I start seeing all the pumpkin carving kits at the grocery and craft stores, and think to myself, “this year is the year, this year I’m going to do something cool and unique”.  Invariably, when I’m sitting on a carpet of newspaper, in the middle of the kitchen floor, surrounded by pumpkin innards, wielding a large, sharp knife, I end up cutting out the traditional triangle eyes and nose, and toothy mouth.

It’s happening again this year; I’ve cruised Pinterest for inspiration.  There are some that are just beyond my ability and patience:

Then there are some that are unique ways of looking at the options:

The 1st uses a drill to create patterns, the 2nd and 3rd add props, and the 4th turns the typical carving on its side!

But, if you want to stick with a traditional, carved pumpkin, here are some basic patterns, that look achievable, even without a carve-o-matic 3000.

If you’ve got little ones, don’t forget to check out our pumpkin party this Saturday from 10:30-2:30. We’ll have three different creation stations to decorate three different pumpkins  ($5 each).  There will be Halloween crafts and treats for all ages! I’d love to see you there!