We invited some new neighbor friends over who have a son about the same age as Jake and a little girl about 9 months old. You may remember me talking about them here. The boys played (mostly well) together while the parents gutted out some pumpkins. I forgot to take pictures of the neighbor’s pumpkins, but they were all really fun and a little scary.
We used a pumpkin gutter that I picked up from Walmart for $6. You attach it to the end of a drill and then have at it. Jamie was on gutting duty and I was on carving duty. The boys are a still a bit too young to use the pumpkin knives or a drill.
One pumpkin didn’t have as thick of skin as the others and Jamie accidently poked right though it! Oops! So, I had to improvise and make a huge mouth.
Jake wanted his to have a sad face with circle and an oval nose.
I wrote out Boo on another one.
For the last one I just made slits down the entire pumpkin which I think makes it look really cool and a little sophisticated when lit.
Have you carved any pumpkins yet this year?