Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pumpkin Carving 101

Well, maybe we should call it Pumpkin Prep 101. Because Dada does the actual carving. The kids do a great job of getting their pumpkins ready though.

1. Wash the pumpkin:

2. Draw a sketch of what you want your pumpkin to look like:

3. Draw your sketch on the pumpkin with marker:

4. Have Dada cut the top off and scoop out the insides:

(Later Mama will make toasted pumpkin seeds that no one ever eats. This is a bad tradition. But what else do you do with all those seeds?)

5. The next night, eat a lollipop and watch Dada carve out the faces:

Ta da:

Opal's cute pumpkin, Eben's one-eyed monster, Jasper's Robot Pee (Dada called it Special Ed) and Kivi's scare crow.


Cathi Tague said...

I can see why you called it Pumpkin Prep 101 because it looks like everyone is taking this quite seriously. Pumpkin carving is hard work after all - especially for daddys. Love my little pumpkins, Nonnie

Unknown said...

Next year, save your pumpkin seeds for Julie. She loves to snack on them. Especially if they are roasted an have salt on them.