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Carve a home-grown pumpkin for Halloween

While our guests are on holiday in Cornwall we do like to keep them busy!  The October half-term is perfect timing to hold a pumpkin carving competition especially as we have grown our own pumpkins.  Don’t worry it wasn’t just the guests given the task of carving Laura and myself decided to give it a go and yes we did take it very seriously.  Here are a few tips on how to carve a pumpkin:

  1. Draw an outline of the pumpkin lid with a broad tip pencil and carefully cut out the lid.
  2. Scoop out the seeds and stringy material leaving the pumpkin wall at least 3 cm thick.
  3. With a broad tip pencil draw the outline of your design.
  4. Carefully cut out the outline and push the shapes out gently with your fingers.
  5. Place a tealight inside and light it.

Very simple but great fun!

Pumpkin lit up One pumpkin eats another

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