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How do you carve your Pumpkin? With a stencil or free hand?


Asked by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:21 AM on Oct. 19, 2010 in Holidays

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  • We had always just free-hand carved our pumpkins. Then last year I saw this book with cutters at Wal-Mart that you could rip out the page of the picture you wanted on your pumpkin and, with just a few simple steps, you had that carved in. So simple that we are doing it that way again this year.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 6:53 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • stencils - I'm a perfectionist ;)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:34 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • I usually do a few of each...tried to do a stencil of Darth Vader the other day, and it ended up being a giant pumpkin on a pumpkin. That crap is sooo hard sometimes!

    Answer by LuvMyMedic3ID at 6:51 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • We've done them free-hand in the past. This year, since my son is older, we got the stencils. I think he'll have fun doing that, I think it's fun and they always look good! ;)

    Answer by kksmomma1019 at 8:28 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Free hand; DH likes to get the sawzall out - it's pumpkin carnage! :)

    Answer by Scuba at 9:08 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • I usually do a regular ole jack-o-lantern, but my DD requested Princess Jasmine this year. Phew! It was tedious! Turned out cute though. I think I will stick to the old fashioned jack-o-lantern from here forward ;-)


    Answer by kenzie07 at 10:39 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Last year was the first year we carved a pumpkin. My daughter, who was 4 at the time, drew a face on the pumpkin and then I carved it out. It turned out really cute! I even had a few people tell me it kind of looked like Jack? off of A Nightmare Before This year we will probably do the same!

    Answer by MomToLilAngel at 2:45 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Stencils they have so many neat designs, however now there is so many other things you can do with pumpkins like spray paint them black and draw designs with a knife or spray paint them gold and trim with ribbon so many things you can do

    Answer by Momabear455 at 11:18 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • We just paint our pumpkins and it's done free hand (DD is an artist). I could never handle carving them because I think the goop inside is so gross & it makes me nauseated. Blech!

    Answer by TeensMom07 at 7:04 AM on Oct. 19, 2010