To help make your Fall pumpkin carving a huge success I have put together this Pumpkin Carving Gift Guide.
One of my families favorite Fall activities is Pumpkin Carving. We make a big production out of it from going to the local pumpkin patch and picking out the perfect pumpkins for the kids and adults to carve.
To getting the family all together to carve the pumpkins and do fun Fall crafts with the kids.
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Best Pumpkin Carving Kits
We love carving pumpkins. We make a big deal out of it. The adults get involved and we try to out do each other with our pumpkin carving designs.
Last year I found a great pumpkin carving tool kit that is for the serious pumpkin carver. It comes with a case to safely store the carving tools for next year and stencils.
My son in-law Scott has some mad awesome pumpkin carving skills so when I saw this awesome pumpkin carving kit I bought us both one.
This pumpkin carving tool kit has a sturdy walnut handle and comes with interchangeable blades that make carving those intricate pumpkin designs so much easier.
Grampa Bardeen was apparently a master pumpkin carver. It’s a little out of my price range but if you need an really awesome gift for someone who has everything and loves to carve pumpkins this would be great.
- Halloween Haunters Ultimate 14 Piece Professional Pumpkin Carving Tool Kit: Easily Carve and Sculpt Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns - it comes with 18 pumpkin carving tools and is under $20.
- 10 Pieces Professional Wooden Pumpkin Carving Tools Kit Kit-13 Cuts, Scoops, Scrapers, Saws, Loops, Knives with Reusable Case Set,
- Realistic Pumpkin Carving: 24 Spooky, Scary, and Spine-Chilling Designs: Want to go all out and carve a 3D realist pumpkin? Check out this 96 page paperback book that will teach you the tricks of the trade to pumpkin carving realistic faces.
- 100 Pumpkin Carving Stencils: If you need help figuring out the perfect pumpkin carving theme this book is packed full of pumpkin carving stencils to make it easy.
Best Pumpkin Carving Tool Kit for Kids
When it comes to pumpkin carving with kids safety should be your number one priority. Carving pumpkins will always include some type of pointy or sharp carving tool.
In most cases of pumpkin carving your child with be handling a sharp carving tool. Most pumpkin carving kits, even the ones marketed to children include at least one tool that has a sharp blade.
You know your child better than anyone and whether or not your child is mature enough to use a sharp pumpkin carving tool.
You should always monitor children when they are using even plastic pumpkin carving tools. Children should always have adult supervision when carving pumpkins.
Parents can do the more difficult pumpkin carving with a sharp carving tool for small children then let them use the safer plastic carving tools.
Pumpkin Masters Pumpkin Carving Kits are probably familiar to most anyone who has ever bought a pumpkin carving kit. It comes with everything you need for the kids to have fun carving and glow in the dark painting a pumpkin.
No Carving Pumpkin Decorating Kits for Kids
If your kids are too young to carve a Halloween pumpkin or you don't want them handling sharp carving tools there are a few options available that will alllow even the youngest child to get in on this fun traditional Halloween activity.
- Pumpkin Decor Kit Push In No Carving: This pumpkin decorating kit comes with fun little characters that can be pushed into the pumpkin flesh. This type of pumpkin decorating kit would work well for the smaller pumpkins that are a perfect size for little ones.
- Halloween Funny Face Pumpkin Decorating Premium Craft Kit Foam Stickers: This fun kit comes with enough foam stickers to decorate 12 pumpkins. This pumpkin decorating kit is perfect for class room pumpkin decorating or for a fun Halloween party activity for kids.
- 20 Sheets Halloween Stickers Sheets Pumpkin Decoration Stickers Lantern Face Stickers: If you are trying to avoid the mess factor this huge set of pumpkin face stickers is for you. The youngest kids can help decorate pumpkins with stickers.
Now that you have carved all those Halloween Jack'O Lanterns you probably have a huge pile of pumpkin seeds leftover.
Instead of throwing them on the trash pile why not make some roasted pumpkin seeds instead ?