How to carve a pumpkin for Halloween?

Halloween is coming soon. Are you excited about it?Pumpkin is the typical food of Halloween.

Pumpkin carving is a fun Halloween tradition that’s popular among both kids and adults. However, do you know how to carve a pumpkin for Halloween? Please keep reading.

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Step 1 , Buy the pumpkins in advance. Never rush to purchase a pumpkin. It’s better that buy 2 or up pumpkin in case you carve the first one unsuccessfully.

Step 2, Pick up a pumpkin from a pumpkin patch or supermarket.

Step 3,Select a healthy pumpkin. When you’re choosing a pumpkin, try to pick one that’s free of nicks, bruises, and cuts. Look for a sturdy stem that doesn’t feel too bendable, and for mostly consistent color all the way around. Knock or thump on the skin like you would a melon; if you hear a hollow sound, the pumpkin is ripe.Look for a pumpkin with a flat base. This will make it easier to display the carved pumpkin on Halloween night.

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Step4:Wash the pumpkin with an old cloth before carving.

Step 5: Find the pattern you like. You need to have the clear pumpkin carve pattern before carving. The followings are the pattern template as recommendation.

pumpkin carve pattern

Step 6:Tracing out the pattern on pumpkin. You can print out the pattern and put it on the pumpkin, Tracing out the lines.

How to carve a pumpkin for Halloween

Step 7 Using the carving knife carefulling, Cut a lid.

Measure a circle with about a 2-inch (5-cm) radius from the stem. You’ll cut around this circle to make the lid. Do not make the cut completely vertical; instead, angle the point of the knife in towards the center of the circle. The lid will then sit in a bowl-shaped indentation that prevents it from falling into the center of the pumpkin

How to carve a pumpkin for Halloween

Step 8 Remove the filling from the pumpkin.

How to carve a pumpkin for Halloween

Step 9,carve your pattern.

How to carve a pumpkin for Halloween

Step 10 Light your pumpkin with a candle or tea light. Traditionally, jack-o’-lanterns are lit with candlesticks or tea lights.

How to carve a pumpkin for Halloween

Done!


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