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Happy Halloween! We have been carving our pumpkin for this evening trick or treating.
We have discovered over the past few years that there is quite an art to carving a pumpkin, for those of you new to the procedure, here are our tips!
How to carve a Pumpkin.
.STEP 1: Select the perfect pumpkin with a good base.
STEP 2: Cut out a circular shape at the bottom of the pumpkin.
STEP 3: Use an ice cream scoop to remove the inner flesh and seeds of the pumpkin.
STEP 4: Select a free template from the internet and tape onto your pumpkin.
STEP 5: Using a pin or tracing wheel to trace around the template.
STEP 6: Remove template and cut around the traced shape.
STEP 7: Insert candle or light. If using a candle allow the flame to burn displaying a
brown area on the inside of the pumpkin, cut a small hole at the rear of the pumpkin
in this scorched area to form a chimney.
STEP 8: Add cinnamon and nutmeg to the top of the pumpkin to create a festive perfume.
STEP 9: Apply petroleum jelly to the cut edges to stop shrivelling.
STEP10: Light and enjoy!