Pumpkin Faces

I’m pretty sure I haven’t carved a pumpkin in about twenty years. But, now that we are in a house and have a lovely little boy, I figured it was time to give it a try. So, a couple of days before Halloween we gave it a try!

Two little pumpkins sitting on a counter.

Two little pumpkins sitting on a counter.

We decided to start big, getting two lovely pumpkins to turn into masterpieces.

Back in the day, we carved pumpkins with kitchen knives. Now, you can buy these cool kits that come with patterns. No more jaggy faces, I guess. The little man picked out two, and I picked out the final one.


Little man carving the little pumpkin.

We craved a face designed by the little man onto the first pumpkin, and used a pumpkin stencil on the larger one.

Two carved pumpkins

Two carved pumpkins

I think they turned out okay, all things considered. Most importantly, we had lots of fun!

Did you carve pumpkins for Halloween? Do you have any tips for us to help next year go a little more smoothly? I’d love to hear from you!

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4 Responses to Pumpkin Faces

  1. Linda says:

    Great looking pumpkins.


  2. Susan says:

    Very cute! It has been years since I carved pumpkins. Last time I did I bought one of those foam ones from the craft store and the carving kits and did a permanent one. The only tip I can give you on real ones is don’t carve them too far in advance if you are going to do a real intricate design, the seem to rot faster.

  3. Kate says:

    Adorable! We haven’t carved pumpkins in a couple of years; our oldest is 12 and is in that “I don’t care” mode, and our youngest is only 5 months so Halloween this year didn’t mean anything to her. Maybe next year. We usually use the kit. Glad you had fun 🙂

  4. Joanne P says:

    Your pumpkins look great. One of the parenting groups had a competition on FB. I submitted some of my cross stitched pumpkins! There was one woman who couldn’t get a pumpkin so she carved a watermelon into a Ninja Mutant Turtle instead. I voted for that one!