Pumpkin carving, was so fun as a child after we each picked out our Halloween pumpkin and was something that we all always really looked forward to! It was with great pride that each of us kids placed our pumpkins out on the porch each year.
The tradition of carving Jack-o'-lanterns in the U.S. started from the Irish Immigrants, who had previously been using turnips. The tradition is still alive and well, and methods have gotten very sophisticated! Some pumpkins are down right works of art!
Back in my day, we just used regular knives, or often I used a wood carving set that I had. Now, you can purchase regular pumpkin carving tools, and some of the pumpkins in the video's below are created with a power drill. For young kids, painting pumpkins is a great idea. Let the kids draw the outlines they want, and an adult can carve out what is needed!
I plan on cruising around the neighborhood this year to get some pictures to share! Now that I'm older and into gardening, I love the pumpkins that have succulents, or plants planted in them and set on the front porch. I may just have to do some of those this year!
The video below has some cute ideas for how to carve your Halloween Pumpkins!
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