This Pumpkin carving instructable is a great and cheap activity to do with children for Halloween!

Step 1: Gathering Supplies

First thing to do is gather your supplies. You will need:
- one medium to large size pumpkin
- carving knife ( a kitchen knife is what I used)
- thumb tacs or nails
- baking powder (optional)
- pen/ sharpie
- spoon
- large bowl
- candle
- 9 1/2 x 11 white paper

I use this bucket scoop to clean out the pumpkin. It has a curved blade so it hugs the edge of the pumpkin and the metal blade scrapes it clean. http://krafttool.com/catalog.aspx?cat=91&subcat=115&prod=4568
This is a very clever idea... I hadn't thought of a good way to get a good copy of the image, but the dots 'n powder idea is really great.<br><br>Nice 'ible, 5 stars.
Another great instructable! Many thanks.
exelent im only 13 and this looks great and easy to follow 10/10
Thanks for the instructables was really good fun sat around with house mates.
Very nice. I never thought of using the powder. Great instructable.
you should retake the last picture in the dark(or close to dark) but good idea
Good Tutor: To save tons of time from poking all those holes. use transfer paper - to transfer the pattern For more tips and Great patterns check out stoneykins.com
I hadn't seen the powder trick before- thanks for the tip!
Very clever idea using the powder to make the dots visible!

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