Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Tip for Carving Pumpkins

Last night we carved pumpkins as a family. The best part was watching the kids draw their designs onto their self-chosen squash. The second best part was using my Dremel (my very favorite tool) with the jigsaw attachment to carve. It was messy. It was smelly. It was fun.

The pumpkins are cute, and just the way the girls wanted them.

For four years, Ella has chosen and carved a pumpkin named "boo". The face is always a variation on the round eyed, round mouthed original of 2004.

A Quick Tip: If you cut out the top you end up reaching into your pumpkin with a match to light the candle. By cutting out the bottom of the pumpkin instead of the top, you can set the candle on the base of the pumpkin, easily light it, and place the pumpkin over the base.

2 comments:

Brooke said...

Emi, you're a genius! We are definitely cutting out the bottoms this year.

Heidi said...

What an awesome tip! Thanks, Emi!