(be nice to KittyKin, she's got inner beauty)
I know that you've seen Pumpkin Masters kits in the store, they sell them at everywhere from pumpkin patches, to your grocery store, to Targets and Walmarts nation-wide. They sell a kit for every pumpkin styling taste and they are all pretty cheap and way safer than using your kitchen knifes. There are spookier kits or kid friendly kits like we've chosen to do. My 5 year old was pretty excited when we found out that she actually got to help in what she thought would be an adult only activity. I can tell that carving a real pumpkin is going to quickly become a very treasured family tradition.
Oh, and don't forget to pick up one of the strobe lights. They are awesome, battery powered, and will illicit endless giggles from your little ghouls!
We picked this cute kitty from the Pumpkin Masters Kids kit, taped it on the pumpkin, and my 5 year old got to use the included crayon to transfer the outline on to the pumpkin.
Daddy helped get things started and we all got to take turns sawing away with included "knife."
The fun, plastic eyes are what sold my daughter on this design and I have to say, I totally agree with her!
It's a little grainy but here is KittyKin (that's what she's been dubbed) all lit up at night.
- Share a pic of your carving via Instagram or Twitter with #PumpkinMasters2013, submit via the Facebook app or send via email to: email@example.com to enter for the chance to win one of six prizes, including $5,000 for the Best Pumpkin.
- Contest runs from October 1 - 31, 2013.
- Contest details and official rules