Family Fun With Pumpkin Masters Carving Kits

by Dagmar Bleasdale on October 17, 2013

Pumpkin Masters carving kits review 2013Fall wouldn’t be fall without carving a pumpkin with your kids. L and I had a great time carving a spooky pumpkin together on Monday.

Nowadays, the kids are oftentimes playing on the iPad or watching TV while you are busy working or making dinner or doing paperwork — that’s just the reality.

All the more reason for some old-fashioned fun. Working on carving a pumpkin brings the family together and you’ll end up with a special pumpkin to decorate your house with.

Pumpkin Masters has you covered when it comes to pumpkin carving kits. They sent us a whole set of their kits: one for kids, one with hole punches, one regular one, and one that lets you carve the outside of the pumpkin, plus cool LED strobe lights that illuminate your pumpkin with pulsing lights you can see from far away.

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We chose the Pumpkin Masters design we liked best, and then L helped me mark and clean out our pumpkin in the kitchen. The black pen from the kid’s kit came in handy for that.

108aThis was L’s favorite part, and it was mine as well. It’s fun to let the kids get messy sometimes.

boy getting messy taking out the inside of pumpkinAfter that we went into our living room for the carving. L helped tape the page with the design onto the pumpkin and I started carving.

111aHard at work.

boy using Pumpkin Masters tool to trace design on pumpkinI shot a short video of carving the pumpkin:

Pumkin Masters design on pumpkin116aMy thoughts: The little knife tools aren’t the sturdiest – one of them broke when I was carving, so I was glad to have a backup one. But it could be that I didn’t thin out the wall of the pumpkin enough.

I didn’t let L help me cut the pumpkin design — it would’ve been too dangerous in my opinion. But their tools are definitely safer than regular kitchen knives, and they do have a kit designed for kids with eyes they can attach.

I tried to use the punches but had a hardest time to get them into the pumpkin — there was no way L would’ve been able to.

The patterns in the Pumpkin Masters booklets are definitely the key for the cool designs; they are a big help.

pumpkin carved with Pumpkin Master kitOur pumpkin in action with the strobe light at night.

002aNow it’s your turn!

If you share your own images of your pumpkin carvings on Twitter or Instagram with #PumpkinMasters2013, you’ll be entered into the Pumpkin Masters Carving Contest for a chance to win one of six prizes, including the $5,000 grand prize.

So grab your iPhone and share away — what an easy way to get a chance to win an awesome prize.

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

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April October 23, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Too cute! Thanks for linking up at the “Get Your DIY On” link up party! Hope to see you back on Sunday with your best pumpkin posts!

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