Pumpkin carving fun!

Thinking about Halloween, the first thing you think of is……

skeltons…no

ghosts…no

bats….no

PUMPKINS….yes!

Carving pumpkins is a staple when Halloween rolls around. It is an activity that not only children can participate in, like trick-or-treating but also adults…a grown adult asking for candy at your door step is not socially acceptable but bringing an inanimate object to life by stabbing it with a knife is?

If that sounds appetizing to you then stick around!

1.  Dots on dots on dots ….

close up of black cat with 2 pumpkins with pockadots

close up of pumpkins with paint and sponge used

Grab a circle sponge brush (mine is from the Dollar Store) and some paint, I chose to use white and black (also from the Dollar Store) and it’s pretty self explanatory.

Have fun with the patterns and get creative. I made some smaller circles closer together in black and some larger circles in white more spread out.

2. Little cats for all…

close up of pumpkin with hole in it

close up of pumpkin with hole in it

pumpkin with holes with materials used, black marker and knife

Get those muscles out! After you gut the pumpkin, carve circles through the little thing. I did mine randomly and went with what I was feeling at the time. Be careful while using a knife those things are lethal. After I cut my circles I drew mini cat ears and whiskers, making just some of the circles little kittens.

3. A cheeky trick for your treat

pumpkin with carving of a cat and pumpkins

pumpkin with carving of a cat and pumpkins

pumpkin with carving of a cat and pumpkins, with materials used, cookie cutters, a hammer and a black marker
I saw this life hack in a Buzzfeed video and just had to try it out for myself! Once again you need to first gut the pumpkin (frying the seeds is delicious btw). Decide where you would like the cut out and place the cookie cutter of your choice in the pumpkin lightly, just enough that it is in the pumpkin, cats and pumpkins seemed appropriate cut outs. Hammer with caution until the cutter is all in the pumpkin. Push the cutter until you are left with the outline. Repeat as many times as you would like! To emphasize the shapes even more you can outline them with a black marker.

4. Spill your guts

close up of pumpkin with paint dripped

close up of pumpkin with paint dripped
close up of pumpkin with paint dripped, with materials used, orange and white paint
This DIY is as simple as it looks and is super cool! All I did was pour orange and white paint on the top of the pumpkin and wait for it to drip on the sides and kind of helped it out by leaning the pumpkin on its side and spinning it. It creates a unique lava effect.

span of all pumpkins that can be made

span of all pumpkins that can be made

These are just some fun ways to spice up your pumpkin carving game without spending a fortune on those special carving kits.

To end off I hope you enjoy these picture of me and my sister trying to take a pic of one of our three kittens with a cat pumpkin we carved.

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xoxo,

A fellow deer

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