Tips On How To Carve A Pumpkin

October 30th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
halloween-flamingo-carvingOct 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With Halloween just a few hours away, people all over the world have been busy carving their pumpkins and selecting their costumes for the big night. Though some people might themselves to be experts at the art of carving pumpkins many find themselves clueless when it comes to the messy job. The web therefore has been abuzz with the instructions about how to carve the

The first and most crucial step to make a perfect Halloween pumpkin is to choose the right pumpkin. Most preferably one should chose a pumpkin that has a thick skin. The thick skin allows better finishing while carving and lesser mess. For the best Halloween effect one must choose a pumpkin that has a fatter center. This allows the design to appear more clearly and in case one is going for a scary face, it makes the pumpkin appear more like a head.

Choosing the right knife is also a challenge in itself though. For those who are amateurs in the field of pumpkin, there are several pumpkin carving tool kits available across the country. Those who are foraying into the art for the first time should consult some experts about the shape and size of the pumpkin, otherwise there is a chance of the pumpkin breaking in case of inappropriate handing. One must also make sure that the stencil chosen matches the shape and size of the pumpkin that has been bought. Considering that not much time is left before the display, it is expected that the people have dried and carved their fruit and are ready to place the lamp or candle within it.

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