Show us your pumpkin

(151 Posts)
RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 23-Oct-12 11:05:03

Have you been growing a whopper of a pumpkin for Halloween? Or shop bought is fine

Do you and your DC carve a Jack O' Lantern every year? Or do you just want to show off your artistic brilliance?

Upload a picture of your pumpkin here for us all to howl ogle over and any top carving tips/pumpkin recipes you have, do share.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 02-Nov-12 19:45:14

That might be a job for me then rather that our ds's (4 and 7).

I bought the carving tools this year, but it didn't include anything that would have got the skin off very successfully.

I must plan next years more in advance!

Jas Fri 02-Nov-12 09:57:10

I also use a screwdriver!

ErrorError Fri 02-Nov-12 01:15:02

You can buy special pumpkin carving tools but I used a combination of various sized knives, potato peeler and a screwdriver! Think the texture is like a butternut squash.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 01-Nov-12 22:11:43

How do you do the ones where some of the skin is taken off, leaving just the fleshy part?

Does the skin come off easily?

ukjalady Thu 01-Nov-12 19:52:44

Pumpkins carved by my friend Carla - she has been doing it for years - and more amazingly - carved them for us while chatting - freehand - no marker on them - just did them - She is amazing...!

SleeveOfWizard Wed 31-Oct-12 23:28:46

Love the pinterest link. You can see them much better on there. Thanks MNHQ.

dizzyday07 Wed 31-Oct-12 23:20:34

I carved a Tinkerbell pumpkin for DD from a template I downloaded

Ghoulies Wed 31-Oct-12 23:06:05

Excellent, OhLimpPricks!

Ghoulies Wed 31-Oct-12 23:00:11

Here's a shot of the poor baby pumpkin (who has his own battery tealight). I'm going to have to get DS1 another one, aren't I?

OhlimpPricks Wed 31-Oct-12 22:54:10

Not my work, funny nonetheless!

Ghoulies Wed 31-Oct-12 22:50:04

LOVE these! grin The sugar skull/dia dos muertos one is fab.

Here's mine. I've always wanted to do one of these. Unfortunately, DS1 was very saddened because the big nasty one was eating his baby pumpkin. sad Maybe I should've waited a few more years?

Well, I have NO idea how that happened.

vodkaanddietirnbru Wed 31-Oct-12 21:59:08

I like the upside down look

Aha!

Mine rally will NOT upload, grr!

spamm Wed 31-Oct-12 20:34:31

Not a fab pic, but all I have with me til I get home for Trick or Treating. Ds's on the left, mine on the right.

piprabbit Wed 31-Oct-12 20:07:54

4yo DS designed this King.

piprabbit Wed 31-Oct-12 20:06:33

8yo DD designed this Wizard.

vodkaanddietirnbru Wed 31-Oct-12 20:03:48

Yes I see them. Very good they are too

HeinousHecate Wed 31-Oct-12 20:03:32

yup.

They take a few minutes to show.

twitchypalm Wed 31-Oct-12 19:49:12

can anyone see mine?

twitchypalm Wed 31-Oct-12 19:48:46

Heres my kids pumpkins grave stone by ds and smiley by dd

lubeybooby Wed 31-Oct-12 19:12:24

Here's mine

ErrorError Wed 31-Oct-12 19:06:46

I refreshed the page and it worked. smile some fabulously creative ones on here! I'm inspired! Pumpkins are new to me because we always had a turnip!

CuriousMama Wed 31-Oct-12 19:02:20

I can see it EE.

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