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When it comes to favorite Halloween activities, pumpkin carving is probably only surpassed by trick-or-treating. Kids love picking a template and taking charge their own creation. Pumpkin carving is a wonderful family activity, but unfortunately it is not safe for younger kids who cannot control knives and saws safely yet. The good news for you is that Mr. Handyman has a few ideas on carving pumpkins without knives or saws. In our last post we discussed painting pumpkins with chalkboard paint , today we will show you how to carve a pumpkin using cookie cutters. Pumpkin Carving with Cookie Cutters

Cookie Cutter Pumpkin Carving Materials

  • 1 - Pumpkin
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Metal Cookie Cutters
  • Candle or small battery powered light.
Step-by-Step Instructions Before you carve your pumpkin with cookie cutters you will first need to remove the lid and gut your pumpkin. Power tools can help get these tasks done in a jiffy, but these tasks should only be performed by an adult. Let your child pick out a variety of cookie cutters
  • Pumpkin and Cookie Cutters Gently push the cookie cutter into the flesh of the skin using your hand.
  • Use a rubber mallet, to pound the cookie cutter into the pumpkin.
  • You may need to give a final pop to the cut out to remove the shape.
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