Thursday 30 October 2014

I Am The Pumpkin Queen | Part One

This week we're having a little Halloween party in our Community Garden (you can read a bit more about it here), and so it felt only right that we get people together to carve lots of pumpkins ready for the event on Saturday. I'm not going to tell you how to carve a pumpkin because a) I'm sure you already know, and b) there are people out there who can do it much better than I can. What I am going to show you is how I carved mine, and some of the different designs we came up with. Look out for Part 2 tomorrow when you'll be able to see the pumpkins all lit up!

We followed the usual steps; cut the top off the pumpkin, scoop out the innards (and save them to make pumpkin soup!) and carve your design. Below is my attempt at Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas, he looks better lit up. 

Here are some more of our designs, altogether we made about 12. As you can see, you don't have to carve a face on your pumpkin, abstract designs like this spotty one on the bottom left work just as well!

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