Now that I’ve made my obigatory visit to the pumpkin patch (wherein my toddlers mostly ran around hugging pumpkins and trying ot lift them, screaming “It’s HEAVY!”), it’s time to revisit this handy video from Wired. It’s full of a ton of great tips and tool recommendations, no matter what level you’re operating at (one of my favorites being, when in doubt, add more teeth!). In truth, I mostly hover around level 2 but hoping this year I can take it up a notch.
Pumpkin carving master James Hall explains pumpkin carving in 13 spooky levels of difficulty. The 2-time ‘Halloween Wars’ winner breaks down a variety of pumpkin carving techniques, ranging from simple to incredibly complex.
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