Thursday, October 27, 2011

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Diwali might be over but Halloween is just around the corner. In previous years, we have bought candy and waited for kids to come and say Trick or Treat, but no one came! We later realized that our house should also have shown signs of Halloween ... only then would the kids know where to go for candy!
The community we live in now has lots of kids so we decided to take our Halloween to the next level – and hence the carved pumpkin.
We learned the basics from various videos but at one point we were confused and stuck, not knowing what to do next. I even told my husband that I would put the pumpkin on his head and make him sit outside. He could then make scary noises and send out puffs of smoke for an extra effect :-)  



video 

Scoop out all the seeds and thread like mess.

Stick the template with tape.
  

Poke holes on the outline of the design

 And the results...





14 comments:

  1. WOW!!! that's sooooooo cool :D

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  2. Isn't is cool how we switch back and forth to embrace and celebrate festivities of all cultures? Nice carving demo :) Cheers, Priya

    Also do stop by my blog to check out my blogs 1st anniversary giveaways - on until Oct 31 only :)

    Here is the link
    http://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com/search/label/Blog%20Anniversary%20Giveaways%20on%20going

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  3. It definitely is..I guess that's an advantage of living in the US, or any foreign country for that matter. Thanks for stopping by. Will definitely visit your space :-)

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  4. lovely site and lovely carving
    nice to meet you guys

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  5. Thank you so much for stopping by. Your blog is lovely!

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  6. wow, that looks cool..wonderful post n carving has come out great..my hubby has carved a pumpkin yesterday, maybe u saw it in FB rt :)

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  7. Thanks Sobha...I did see yours on FB..looked really cool!

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  8. This looks difficult ya :) u have done such a good job!!

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  9. Thank you, Gauri. This was our first time.

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