Pumpkin Carving With Pumpkin Masters

So many things about the month of October are incredibly exciting with young children at home.  Halloween holds the promise of treats, dressing up, and fun family time spent together.  Our family trips to the farm are always highly anticipated.  We recently drove to Long Island to celebrate all things fall and of course score some amazing pumpkins.  The kids applied some sort of bizarre system to their pumpkin selection process, and we spent a LONG TIME decided which ones would come home with us.

Pumpkin picking

Our pumpkin carving was taken to a whole new level this year thanks to Pumpkin Masters!  I’ve frequently seen these inexpensive kits are our local grocery, drug and craft stores, but always stuck to an old-school knife.   We were sent a variety of Pumpkin Masters carving kits and strobe lights to test out, and they proved superior to our previous knife carving/candle lighting techniques (and much safer too!).  The kids were so eager to get involved and luckily Pumpkin Masters has a designated kit for kids.

We all liked using the scoopers to scoop out the pumpkin guts!

pumpkin carving with family

Decorating with Pumpkin Masters was fun and straightforward.  I used one of their patterns to trace a spider design onto a pumpkin, traced it with their tracing tool and applied the design with their surface carving tool.  We also marked circular and floral designs on pumpkins and punched them out with their designated tools.

Pumpkin Masters Pumpkin Carving Kit

We’ve had so much fun making the most of our family time spent together this month.

BWAA-HA-HA and Happy Halloween!

When using Pumpkin Masters carving kits, enter the annual Pumpkin Masters Carving Contest by sharing an image via Pinterest or Instagram including the hashtag #PumpkinMasters2013.  You can also share your pumpkin creations via Facebook, or email an image to social@pumpkinmasters.com to enter to win one of six prizes, including $5,000 for the best pumpkin!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.



  1. Cool! This year i decided not to carve a pumpkin and to just decorate, but this kit makes thing super easy — i might go back to carving!

  2. That looks cool! How fun! We are going to an Octoberfest thing tomorrow with the kids where we will get pumpkins to carve. Thanks for sharing how to do this! Cute video!

  3. This looks so fun..and btw you’re gorgeous!

  4. Those pumpkins look like they were done by a professional! I need all the help I can get when carving pumpkins with my kiddies! Thank you so much for sharing, I will definitely look into getting these.

  5. The the final result, much better than we do at my house LOL

  6. Your pumpkins turned out spooktacular! You guys did a great job. So much fun to do this as a family.

  7. Those did turn out fun! We got our pumpkins last week and are carving tomorrow. I have my Pumpkin Masters kit on the table where we’re carving already, and we’re ready to go!!

  8. We carved pumpkins earlier this month and used some fun stuff from Pumpkin Masters to do it. The stuff we had was great and easy for my little guys to use themselves.

  9. Great post! Those pumpkins are beautiful, and so are your kiddos!

  10. I love the final result on this, and the photos came out really great! Haven’t done a pumpkin carving in year…

  11. I love your pumpkins. My favorite it the one with the flowers. Did you use the punch kit? I saw that the other day and wasn’t sure how that worked. It looks like you all had a great time.

  12. I love it! This Friday I am going to look for a kid-friendly pumpkin carving kit (the 7 almost 8 yo informed me yesterday, I’m doing it MYSELF this year cuz I’m old enough!) so I will definitely look for this one. Thanks!

  13. Those pumpkins turned out great. We used one of these kits this year and I was amazed. It was the best looking pumpkin we ever carved.

  14. What fun! Pumpkin carving makes for great family time. How cool that Pumpkin Masters sent you the tools. I am a BIG fan and avid user of their product. Stop by my blog and check out my pumpkin carvings… partially done with Pumpkin Masters tools. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  15. The children in my class love this activity at school. I am not too fond of it. Carving pumpkins and scooping out the insides is not my idea of fun! LOL

    I loved your little video. Do you children walk around with shades and masks and costumes all day? I can imagine how exciting your household must be on a daily basis. 🙂

  16. My kids had a blast helping carve the pumpkins this year theyre getting older and they enjoy it still

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