It’s not officially Halloween time yet at my house until we have carved pumpkins. It’s one of our favorite fall traditions, and one that the kids would never forgive me for if we didn’t do! This year I wanted to carve a special pumpkin, one celebrating my love for my favorite Halloween story of all time… The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I let the kids carve their own pumpkins this year, too, which was very exciting for them, and a great way for us to spend some quality family time!
Pumpkin carving sure has come a long way since I was young, and would use kitchen knives… yikes! You can find Pumpkin Masters Kits at Target, Walmart, and your local grocery, drug, and craft store. I’ve seen them everywhere this year!
My kindergartner wanted to make her VERY own pumpkin this year, so I let her carve one of the pumpkins that we grew in our backyard. It is small and cute, which is just perfect for her! We cut a hole in the bottom, and scooped out the seeds and pulp. Pumpkin Masters has an awesome kids set of carving tools, so I let her draw her design onto a piece of paper first, and then she used a special crayon that came with the kit to draw her face on the pumpkin.
We both worked together to cut out her original design, and within 15 minutes she had her very own jack-o-lantern! Isn’t it cute?
She was so proud!
My little guy wanted to get in on the fun, too!
Pumpkin Masters is having an amazing pumpkin carving contest this year, and they are giving away six prizes, one of which is $5,000! You can share a pic of your carving via Instagram or Twitter with #PumpkinMasters2013, submit via the Facebook app, or send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The contest runs from October 1-31, and you can check out the contest details and official rules here.
Now for the giveaway! The winner will receive a Pumpkin Masters Pumpkin Carving Gift Package which includes everything you see in the photo (see the second paragraph of the post for a full description), and is valued at $35. You can carve years and years worth of pumpkins with all of this product! The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, and the giveaway ends on Monday night, October 21st, at midnight.
Follow the easy directions on the widget below to enter now!! The winner will be announced next week on the blog.
Good luck, and happy carving!!