Thursday 23 October 2014


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We have a Halloween code down our road for trick or treaters.  We all carve a pumpkin and place it on the doorstep if we are happy to have them knock at our door.  Its a great way to ensure that we have fun on the night and means we don't upset any neighbours who don't want to be disturbed.

This year little George is going dressed as Ironman, as his his teddy bear Mungo.  I will get his brother and sister to help carve some pumpkins so that we can put them out on Halloween.

We have used design templates before which are useful to inspire new designs, or you can mark out the design freehand with a black felt tip pen.  You can also buy pumpkin carving tools which are handy if you want to avoid the use of sharp knifes.

Carefully slice off the top of the pumpkin, cutting around the stem. Make the hole large enough to allow you to scoop out the inside of the pumpkin (about two thirds of the diameter).   Scoop out the pumpkin to remove the flesh and seeds from inside.  

Mark out your design carefully on the pumpkin with a black felt tip, clearly showing the parts of the pumpkin you wish to remove.  Cut around these shapes and push out any pieces to reveal the pattern.

Remove any pieces of flesh from inside the pumpkin and scrape the bottom flat.  Place a tea light inside a clear glass holder and position on the bottom of the pumpkin.

Now just wait for those little rascals to knock at your door for those sweets!

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