Pumpkin Carving with a Drill
This pumpkin idea looks really nice and is much easier and quicker to make than regular carving. They look really fun and bright at night too…and are kind of unique!
1. Cut a nice wide top to the pumpkin so that you can reach in easily. I did angled squares so that the tops don’t fall in.
2. Remove the insides well. A large flat ice cream scoop spoon worked really well.
3. Think of the type of design you want on the pumpkin. I drew out the first design, but thought it was more fun to just go with the flow and improvise the others as I started drilling. You can make dots with a dry erase marker so that you can easily wipe any extras off after.
4. Drill out the holes using a handheld drill and a few sizes of attachment. One note is that the drill kept getting stuck so just make sure to keep cleaning off teh shavings.
5. I washed my pumpkins afterwards to clean off the shavings. I don’t believe they last as long this way so you can also just wipe them off with a towel.
6. Place in a candle and enjoy!
Here is also nice video tutorial from Better Homes and Gardens
Lena had fun helping me make glitter pumpkins, which are definitely a much more baby friendly activity (if you don’t mind using up all your glitter ;) ). Just apply a bit of Elmer’s Glue and brush it down the pumpkin. Then sprinkle on the glitter.