Pumpkin Party Tips-30 minutes Event

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Today, I am here to share some of my favorite pumpkin land customs to increase the fun of your upcoming holiday. Let's talk about pumpkin decoration.

What do you need:

  1.     Pumpkin-the size and color of your choice.
  2.     Cover the area with newspaper or plastic tablecloth.
  3.     Pumpkin carving tool kit
  4.     Optional: wax paper, glue, glitter, feathers, toothpicks, felt, cotton balls, paint, magazine clippings, bent eyes-the possibilities are endless.
  5.     The light source that makes the pumpkin glow

How to start:

For children, using construction paper, markers and cotton balls may be a better choice to see who can make the thinnest pumpkin or the white-haired pumpkin. Some children and adults may even prefer to paint, mark or flash pumpkins for perfection. Try polka dots, stripes or even harmonize with your existing decorations. You can make many different types of designs to completely change your creation. Painted pumpkins live longer than carved pumpkins and can enjoy more time. Check out these awesome monograms, the most painted pumpkins in autumn.

If you want to carve a pumpkin, it's best to wash it with soap and water before cutting it into pumpkins.

Next, I found that it is best to use a mold or draw a picture on the pumpkin first, and then use the dotting tool to mark where the knife (or a safer alternative to the engraving tool kit) needs to go.

Then cut a circle large enough to get your arm through the top (or bottom) of the pumpkin to place the candle. After opening, it's time to go guts. Most kits purchased include a pumpkin seed scraper, which simplifies the process. Otherwise, once your inner surface is smooth and clean, it's time to engrave.


Go back to your stenciled out creation and slowly and carefully (starting in the more detailed spots) begin to cut out your design. Continue this until the design is completed. Afterward, you can treat your pumpkin. Just simply put in a candle (or flameless candle) and watch it glow.

No matter which type of pumpkin you choose, this is a quick family-friendly activity that can be completed in 30 minutes. Put the finished work on the mantle or on the porch and enjoy all the time in this wonderful season.