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How to carve a pumpkin for beginners!
Let me tell you that this year was the first year I have ever carved a pumpkin, that I recall anyways!

So I thought I would share how to do basic pumpkin carving and how I did mine!

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What you will need:
A Pumpkin
2 Small screw drivers, large knife, ice cream scoop, dental pickWinking smile

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{I didn’t have an actual pumpkin carving kit}

First, cut out the top of the pumpkin at an angle so that the top won’t fall through when you place it back in.

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Then scrape out the inside {Save the seeds so you can roast them!}
If the pumpkin is very thick scrape the insides a bit as well.

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There are plenty of templates that you can print out and tape onto your pumpkin at this point if you would like.

I don’t have a printer so I free handed it.
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{I used the dental pick to carve out the basic pattern that I wanted to use}

I then went over it and poked individual holes with the small screw driver along the vines.

I carved out the holes a few leaves out all the way

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I also just put some twinkly lights inside it to really light it up!
It was super easy, although tedious with this design.

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Don’t know what to do with those pumpkin seeds?

Here’s a recipe for you….

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Remove all pumpkin from seeds and rinse them in a drainer.

Pre-heat over for 400 degrees.

Fill pot half with water and boil seeds for about 10 min.

Add Salt to pot, more if you like salty nuts.

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Place olive oil on a baking sheet and place the boiled nuts on top of it.

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Bake for 15 minutes, or until browned.

Let cool completely and eat!

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