DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving: Pumpkins on a Porch

Halloween is such a great time of the year! Costumes, candy, pumpkin carving, trick or treating, handing out candy. The works! So many awesome things combined to make an amazing holiday! My favourite part about Halloween aside from the fact that we get heaps of candy, is the pumpkin carving! Every year me and my dad carve about three pumpkins, and we always get to make new carvings because we have so many different ones on the website!

Pumpkin Carving: Howling Wolf

My favourite pattern would have to be the howling wolf; it isn’t too difficult and looks really cool after its done and out on your porch! Wolves are so intimidating and perfect for Halloween which is why I really like it. There are a ton of patterns though, from the Twitter bird to a “Trick or Treat” pattern you can choose a pattern that suits your idea of Halloween and your difficulty level for carving! If you are doing this with younger kids it is important to provide supervision even for the less challenging patterns. I always love carving pumpkins with my dad, it’s a tradition, and even now that I’m older I still love participating in this festive activity with him!

Pumpkin Carving: Pumpkin Seeds

And of course what is Halloween without homemade pumpkin seeds? I have made pumpkin seeds for as long as I can remember! When I go to pick out pumpkins I try to find the biggest ones in order to get as many seeds as possible. I have tried many different spices and would have to say that seasoning salt works quite well, another nice spice would be garlic salt. If your kid likes to help you in the kitchen but they are still a bit too young to do the actual carving, this is a great way to let them participate without risking anyone’s safety. Plus it makes a tasty treat for everyone to share!

Pumpkin Carving Patterns on DLTK’s Crafts for Kids


Kaitlyn's byline photoAbout Kaitlyn:

I am Kaitlyn, the K in DLTK, and I've been working for the family website since I could hold a crayon. Now I am all grown up and I live with my partner, Callum, and our adorable cat, Juicebox!  When I'm not helping my parents on the site, I am studying psychology at the University of Calgary.  I love my work and my studies, but when I can I love to head out to the mountains and enjoy the outdoors! You can connect with me on Facebook or Instagram. You can also follow my cute kitty, Juicebox, on Instagram.