My 3 Monsters: Pumpkin Carving and a Giveaway{With Pumpkin Masters Tools!}

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Pumpkin Carving and a Giveaway
{With Pumpkin Masters Tools!}

Good Monday morning, friends!  We took some family time over the weekend using these awesome patterns and tools from Pumpkin Masters to carve pumpkins for our Halloween porch. 

We have long been fan of Pumpkin Masters carving tools.  I remember finding them for the first time when my kids were little.  I LOVED their little serrated carvers that cut through pumpkin "like buttah", but won't cut delicate little kid fingers.  What kind of withcraft is that?!  I mean, really.  And how -- HOW -- did we ever get the guts out before those scrapers that come in these kits?!  You can not only remove every last string of seedy gooiness, but you can also thin out the walls of the pumpkin which makes the carving that much easier.  Brilliant.
I was thrilled when we received this amazing package of pumpkin carving goodness in the mail the other day to show y'all.  Can you see that razor-like tool in the middle there?  It shaves off the thick skin of the pumpkin without cutting all the way through the flesh for a cool glowy effect.  I also thought the decorative punches looked fun for making geometric and leafy designs.  My kids?  They just wanted to stick with the basics, choosing patterns out of the books and carving them with the more traditional tools.  I guess that's OK, too.  {I'll just have to go get my own pumpkin to play around with this week . . .}
It was super fun to watch my kids each take their own approach to carving this year.  Sydney, my oldest, is meticulous.  She took FOREVER getting her pattern just right.  Riley, my middle kiddo, was in and out of there in a flash, but kept coming back to "develop his character" in the video.  {He's my goof-ball.}  Dylan, my youngest, was surprisingly serious throughout the whole process.  This was all business to him.  I'll let them show you how well these tools work:

Poor Sydney was so sick when she was working on that pumpkin, but she pushed through it.  For TWO.  HOURS.  But it was worth it in the end.  Look at how good their pumpkins turned out:

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My boys thought the strobe lights that came in the Pumpkin Masters package were the coolest.  It really does up the spook factor of these already awesome designs. 

Do you think you might be a Pumpkin Master, too?  If you are, there are big prizes to be had!  Pumpkin Masters is searching for carving talent as part of its annual Pumpkin Masters Carving Contest.  Share a pic of your carving via Instagram or Twitter with #PumpkinMasters2013, submit via the Facebook app or send via email to: to enter for the chance to win one of six prizes, including $5,000 for the Best Pumpkin.  Contest runs from October 1 - 31, 2013.  Contest details and official rules can be found here.

Pumpkin Masters is available at your local grocery, drug, or craft store, and nationally at Target and Walmart. BUT, today we're going to be hosting the fastest giveaway ever here on the blog.  If you want to win a box full of Pumpkin Masters goodies just like we received {valued at over $35!} just leave a comment on this post telling me which tool you are most excited to try.  This giveaway is open to US residents only.  Entries close at 11:59 p.m. PT TONIGHT, October 21st, 2013.  A winner will be chosen by and announced tomorrow morning. Please leave an email address so that I can contact you if you win.  Sorry for the quick turnaround time on this one -- we want to make sure you'll have your tools in time to carve your own pumpkins!!  Good luck, guys!

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 comment:

  1. I'm dying to try those decorating punches -- they look so cool! Your pumpkins look great!!!


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