Pumpkin Carving on Craft Pumpkins

NOTE: This is part two of a two part series, read about carving on real pumpkins here.

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Although I love the look and feel of real pumpkins around my house in the fall, I also love the fact that craft pumpkins will last longer than one season! This is especially true if I am taking the time to carve a pumpkin with a really intricate design. My 10 year old daughter, Korey, loved the idea of keeping her carved pumpkin for several seasons so she carved a Funkins Craft pumpkin.

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We used Sulky Stick ‘n Carve and chose one of the free designs from Zombie Pumpkins that you get when you buy the Sulky Stick ‘n Carve. We also used the Zombie Pumpkins Professional Carving Tool Set.

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The Sulky Stick ‘n Carve and the Zombie Pumpkins Carving tool made carving the Funkin a breeze! Korey was able to cut out even the small detailed spots with ease.

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I did help her by holding the Funkin steady since it is so much lighter than a real pumpkin.

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Korey did a great job and was so proud to be able to do the whole pumpkin carving by herself.

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We rinsed the pumpkin in the sink to wash away the Sulky Stick ‘n Carve and the end result is perfect.

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We are going to be able to enjoy this cute Halloween kitty for many years to come.

If you are looking for a fun and easy family activity this season, here is my recommendation. Buy a pack of Sulky Stick ‘n Carve, which is 20% off on Sulky.com right now, buy the Zombie Pumpkins Professional Pumpkin Carving Tool Set, and buy some Funkins. You will have a blast picking out designs to carve (Here are some free designs) and you will have a spectacularly spooky house for Halloween.

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Happy Carving!




Easy Pumpkin Carving!

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This past weekend, we went with some friends to North Georgia to Burt’s Pumpkin Patch. It’s a fun place with lots and lots of pumpkins.

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Today, the girls wanted to carve our pumpkin. I pulled out my package of Sulky Stick n’ Carve and we downloaded the 10 free designs that you get when you purchase Stick ‘n Carve. The designs are by Zombie Pumpkins and are amazing. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if my 9 and 10 year old would be able to actually carve the designs they picked, but I figured we would give it shot.

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We do have the Professional Pumpkin Carving Tool Set from Zombie Pumpkins so that definitely gave me hope for these pumpkins turning out halfway decent.

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The first thing we did is print our designs on the Sulky Stick ‘n Carve. It goes through the printer just like paper.

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Next, we needed to take the top off the pumpkin so we could clean out the inside. Already the Zombie Pumpkins Carving Set was proving to be worth the money as the blade cut the top off with ease. I tried a knife first, thinking the tool kit was only for the front carving, but the knife would not go through the thick pumpkin walls. The Zombie Pumpkins tool went through with ease.

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Krissy didn’t love getting the seeds out of the inside.

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Now the pumpkin was ready to stick on the design. Another nice thing about Stick ‘n Carve is you can move it until the design is exactly where you want it.

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When Krissy was finally pleased with where the design was placed, we were able to start carving.

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Krissy loved carving her pumpkin!

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She did an amazing job. She did most of the carving herself, only letting me help on the really tight spots. She is an amazing girl, but she is 9 years old. I really don’t think she could have done this without Sulky Stick ‘n Carve and the Zombie Pumpkins Carving Set.

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The next step is to rinse the rest of the Sulky Stick ‘n Carve away.

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TADA! Isn’t it great? Sulky Stick ‘n Carve and the Zombie Pumpkin Carving Set made this carving session a success.

And guess what! From now until Halloween, Sulky Stick ‘n Carve is 20% off at Sulky.com! So what are you waiting for? Go get some and start carving like a master.

Stay tuned for Thursday on the blog. We also carved a Funkin craft pumpkin using the Sulky Stick ‘n Carve and the Zombie Pumpkins Carving Set. I will post about that and tell you what we thought of it on Thursday. Until then, Happy Carving!




This Halloween, Sulky Stick ‘n Carve Will Save The Day

I went into a craft store the other day and noticed that the Halloween decorations and items are already out. We love Halloween at our house! The decorations, the candy, the costumes and we have a family tradition to carve a pumpkin together every year. Up until this year, I have been on a campaign to get rid of this tradition. I have tried for years to skip it because, quite frankly, it is so much work! First there is the scraping out of the yucky slimy seeds, then trying to find a pattern to carve on the pumpkin that I can actually do that doesn’t look like like a blindfolded drunk man did it. If you do find the right pattern, you have to find a way to transfer the pattern to the pumpkin! These are just not my favorite jobs. But every year I am overruled because the girls and my hubby love the pumpkin carving tradition. I do have hope for this year, though. My husband said he will do the yucky work of cleaning out the center of the pumpkin and now, thanks to Zombie Pumpkins and Sulky Stick ‘n Carve™, transferring the pattern to the pumpkin should be a breeze!Stick n Carve packaging Zombie Pumpkins is a great website with all kinds of pumpkin carving designs. He has very-intricate and scary, to easy and fun. He even has some Disney characters! He rates the patterns by the skill level needed to carve the pattern, too which is helpful for amateurs like me. After you pick a pattern, comes the magic : Print it right onto the Stick ‘n Carve! Print on the Stick n Carve Cut your pattern down to size for your pumpkin, peel off the backing paper and stick it on the pumpkin. Stick n carve on pumpkin Now carve! I highly recommend the Zombie Pumpkin tool kit. Pumpkin_3 When you are finished, rinse your pumpkin in the sink and the Stick ‘n Carve just washes away. (If you know Sulky products, this may sound familiar. That’s because Stick ‘n Carve is Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy!) Pumpkin done If pumpkin carving can really be this easy, then the tradition will probably live on in my house. Sulky Stick ‘n Carve also works on craft pumpkins. Look at these that my co-worker did. Carved craft pumpkin carved craft pumpkin 2 You can carve other things too with this same easy method, like a watermelon for a summer party.

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Stick it and Carve it!

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Voila!

You can find Sulky Stick ‘n Carve in Joann Fabric and Craft stores and online in Zombie Pumpkin’s Shop. Every package of Stick ‘n Carve comes with a Free Zombie Pumpkin design and you can find other free designs from him here. If you want to see Sulky Stick ‘n Carve in action, the watch this short video:

Happy Halloween!