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How to Carve A Pumpkin with Your Children This Halloween?
Issue Time:2016-11-01

On the 31 October each year, Halloween is a time for pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, dressing up and trick or treating! Most likely originating from European harvest festivals and festivals of the dead, it is celebrated by children and adults around the world.


Will you Carve a pumpkin this Halloween? If you do, your children will be more happy & love you very much. But how to carve? Today, Bana teaches you to carve the perfect pumpkin in 7 easy steps. You don't want the embarrassment of getting it wrong and to waste your efforts and money. Come on! Let us do it.


1. Choose the right pumpkin

There's nothing worse than a wobbly pumpkin, so it's best to choose one that has a flat bottom so it won't roll. If you did end up buying a wobbly pumpkin, straighten it up by carving a flat slice off the bottom.


2.Use the right tools

Pumpkin carving tools are available from lots of stores these days. If you do use a knife, use one with a serrated edge as it acts like a saw and makes your carving easier to control.

3. Cut out the lid at an angle

This is an important step. If you cut straight down, the lid is more likely to fall into the lantern. Cut on an angle so the lid slots into place perfectly.


4. Scoop it out

Remove the seeds and flesh from your vegetable. Ice cream scoops do the job the best, with minimal mess and stickiness.


Don't waste the seeds, why not toast them and have them as a snack? Boil them in salted water for 10 minutes, then toast them in the oven with a bit of olive oil until they're brown.

 

5. Draw your design or use a template

Use a marker pen to draw out your design before you start cutting. Or better yet, print off a template and tape it to the pumpkin so you know exactly where to cut. You can produce more detailed designs with the use of templates.

 

6. Cut out your design

It's best to use a pumpkin carving tool for this, as the serrated edge makes it easier to control what you're doing and they're small enough to carve out intricate details.


7. Light up your lantern

For the traditional flickering pumpkin look, tealights work best. You can create a 'chimney' in the top of your lantern by carving a small hole in the lid, which reduces burning. Make sure nothing is dangling above your tealight to cause a fire hazard.


Wow! You are patient! Thank you for your time to read. If possible, please share the fruits of your labor with us. Bana wishes you have a happy time with your family in HALLOWEEN 2016.


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