Its nearly Halloween so time to get creative and carve those pumpkins!
My arty sister Kate loves carving pumpkins and heres her tips on how to do it!
1. Draw in your design.
When doing this try to use a non-pernimant pen as when your finished carving you can rub off any pen left on. Kate likes a challenge so she drew this design of a silhouette of a witch in a window. Pretty cool!
2. Prepare the carving area
You'll need a sharp knife (be carful), rubbish bags, scoop or spoon and a candle, tea lights work best- pretty simple! It can get messy so watch out, but that makes it more fun!
3. Make a lid
Cut off the top of the pumpkin, this will make your lid and protect your candle from blowing out.
4. Trim the lid
Cut off any extra bits from the inside of the lid - nice and clean thats how we like it
5. Time to scoop!
Time to scoop like you've never scooped before! This can take a while and you may need to use a knife so be careful.
6. Carving time!
Kate used a scalpel - you can get quite delicate designs from this but if you don't have one a small sharp knife will do.
7. Enjoy your pumpkin!
After carving simply pop in the tea light, wait for it to get dark and enjoy your spooky work! For the caldrons smoke Kate carve the shape and removed the pumpkin skin. this allows some light to shine through and can give your designs that extra wow factor!