DIY - Pumpkin Carving October 23 2014

With just a few days to go to Halloween why not try your hand at pumpkin carving this week and make a Halloween lantern. It's easy, fun and your average kitchen should have all the tools you need!

You will need:

  • Pumpkin
  • Brio
  • Kitchen Knife
  • Spoon
  • Potato peeler
  • Tea light


First design your pumpkin, this will make carving it much easier. If you've stuck for inspiration a quick Google image search should help get the creative juices flowing.

Draw out your chosen design onto the pumpkin using a biro.

Once your design is in place trace out where the top will be cut, leaving a few centimetres between this and the main design. Using your kitchen knife cut round to remove the top.

Using your potato peeler and spoon scoop out the innards of the pumpkin leaving behind the flesh wall.


Top Tip: Not all of your design needs to be carved fully through the flesh. If you thin the wall of pumpkin, scratching the surface will be enough to let light shine through.

Now carefully carve out your pumpkin design. If you have one available a craft knife works really well here.

Light your lantern with a tea light.

Have a go and share your pictures with us!