We know Halloween is going to look a little different this year, so we’re sharing some of our best pumpkin-carving tips, along with a few other TREATS in this week’s MBW Blog!
Pumpkin-Carving Tip #1 – Make a Plan!
Before you start cutting up that poor pumpkin of yours, it’s best to make a plan. Take into account the fun, unique shape of your pumpkin and maybe even draw directly on to it, or prepare a stencil! That way you can make sure everything fits just the way you’re hoping for. There’s a saying… measure twice, cut once. Once you’ve made a cut, it’s pretty hard to go back.
Pumpkin-Carving Tip #2 – If Possible, Leave the Top On!
This is a tip right from the pros! Not only does removing the top of your pumpkin affect the structural integrity of it, but it also leads to the pumpkin drying out and rotting faster. The stem is where the pumpkin gets it’s nutrients and moisture – even after it’s been hollowed out! – so you want to leave that stem on there for as long as possible. It should buy you a couple extra days before you need to discard your pumpkin. So how do you get the insides out? We recommend cutting a hole in the BACK of the pumpkin (the side facing away from how it will be displayed) and removing the insides from there.
Pumpkin-Carving Tip #3 – Scoop Everything Out! EVERYTHING!
Icky, sticky, slimy, goopy pumpkin insides are either going to be your favourite or least favourite part of carving a pumpkin. Regardless, you want to get as much of that stuff out of there as possible! Don’t be afraid to scrape the inside of the pumpkin really good to get those insides out. Any left-over goop is likely to mold quickly and begin to rot your precious pumpkin faster than you be hoping it to last. The bright side is that the goopy pumpkin insides are GREAT for your and the seeds can be used for growing more pumpkins, pumpkin pie or roasted as a delicious snack!
Pumpkin-Carving Tip #4 – Keep It Comfy & Cozy!
Just in time for Fall, Halloween and the Pumpin-Carving season, we’ve released several new colours that are sure to help you stay comfy while you celebrate all things Fall!
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More Halloween-themed Activates & Crafts!
Whether pumpkin-carving isn’t really your thing, or maybe you’ve already finished carving all your pumpkins and you’re still looking for something fun to do with the family this Halloween, we turned to a website called “The Best Ideas For Kids” for an article with 50+ Halloween Crafts for Kids! 50! Ready to get started, you can find the article here.