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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.

recall Thu 25-Oct-12 10:53:43

Did this one last year, looking for inspiration for this year

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 27-Oct-12 19:47:59

Pumpkin fun in our house this weekend.
The DC did them, with a little help grin

On the iPad so fingers crossed this works?

VerityClinch Sat 27-Oct-12 19:57:08

Belly Pumpkin

wishiwasonholiday Sat 27-Oct-12 19:58:39

I have done a spider man one and dp has done a jack o lantern but I can't upload as in phone will go on laptop later.

vodkaanddietirnbru Sun 28-Oct-12 21:53:33

did this tonight

vodkaanddietirnbru Sun 28-Oct-12 21:55:18

you can see it on my profile instead

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 30-Oct-12 11:26:35

Thanks all for your fabulous pumpkin pics, we have made a gallery on Pinterest if you wanted to have a look/ share with your friends.

Please do keep uploading your pics.
Happy halloween grin

TheOneWithTheHair Tue 30-Oct-12 12:20:57

RebeccaMumsnet how did you do it on an iPad? I didn't think it could be done.

These are all amazing!!

vodkaanddietirnbru Tue 30-Oct-12 12:39:29

halloween bat

LoosingBattle Tue 30-Oct-12 12:54:43

I was sooooo proud of mine....until I saw the rest! Gives me inspiration for next year though!

I printed off a template, sellotaped it to my pumpkin, went round outline making holes with a kitchen skewer then joined up the holes with a little screwdriver.

AWimbaWay Tue 30-Oct-12 13:43:23

A green pumpkin.

AWimbaWay Tue 30-Oct-12 13:46:38

And the kids from last year, have spent all morning making this year's, I now have a bruised wrist from hollowing them out!

ZombTEE Tue 30-Oct-12 13:52:11

These are really good!

That's mine. I have no idea what that indentation between the eyes is...

AmberLeaf Tue 30-Oct-12 13:54:39

These are brilliant! and pictures in posts shock wow! is that just for this topic?

AWimbaWay Tue 30-Oct-12 14:15:16

Whilst on the topic of pumpkins, I've just made soup with the mountains of scooped out flesh but it tastes really bland. I added onion, coriander, coconut milk, vegetable stock cube, a blob of butter and pepper, what else can I add to give it more substance and taste?

OttersPocket Tue 30-Oct-12 14:24:04

DP did this one freehand last year - I was vair impressed! We had no candles in the house, hence the upside-down lamp sticking out of the top!

OttersPocket Tue 30-Oct-12 14:25:45

Oh bugger - that didn't seem to work.

OttersPocket Tue 30-Oct-12 14:26:31

Oh, it did work - argh! Ignore me confused blush

AWimbaWay Tue 30-Oct-12 14:41:31

i didn't think mine had worked at first either OttersPocket, obviously takes a while for the pics to load.

AWimbaWay Tue 30-Oct-12 16:30:50

This years.

DontCallMeBaby Tue 30-Oct-12 16:36:20

Last year's.

DontCallMeBaby Tue 30-Oct-12 16:40:41

I'm currently knitting an ear for a Werepumpkin - will get that, plus its friends Pharoah Pump-Hotep, Vlad Pumpkin and Frankenstein's Pumpkin, up when finished.

planestrainsautomobiles Tue 30-Oct-12 17:17:47

Template chosen by DS1.

AWimbaWay Tue 30-Oct-12 17:31:06

Love yours DontCallMeBaby!

planestrainsautomobiles Tue 30-Oct-12 17:35:24

2nd try!

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