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Sunday, September 16, 2012

The secret to no mess pumpkin carving

 Our neighbors clued us in on a great way to carve a pumpkin without the typical mess that goes with it.

The secret is to carve into the pumpkin before it turns orange. I used my car key to carve Elsa's name into one of our pumpkins and then waited a few days to see whether a scar would form or if I would cause the pumpkin to rot.


A week later and sure enough, there is a scar starting to form which means Elsa's pumpkin is on its way to being ready to decorate our front porch and it only took 20 seconds to personalize it!





A week later and sure enough, there is a scar starting to form which means Elsa's pumpkin is all ready to decorate our front porch and it only took 20 seconds to personalize it!

This will remain a simple design for this year but by next year I will carve her name (and maybe the year?) and then let her paint the pumpkin. Sam loved painting his pumpkin when he was two and I have a feeling Elsa will too.

Here's the pumpkin after it turned orange... It turned out great and most of all, she loves it!




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