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How to Carve a Pumpkin!

Jeffrey Allen

Steven Fraser

on 8 December 2014

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Transcript of How to Carve a Pumpkin!

Work Experience
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A lot of people have problems carving pumpkins! Here is some helpful steps to use!
Pro Pumpkin Carver. Always wanted to carve pumpkins as a kid so I constantly carved pumpkins and now I'm one of the best!
Materials Needed to Carve a Pumpkin!
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Items you already have at home can work!
Pumpkin Fun Facts
● Pumpkins originated in Central America.

● The name pumpkin originated from "pepon" – the Greek word for "large melon."

● Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A.

● Pumpkins are fruit.

● Pumpkin flowers are edible.

● Pumpkin seeds can be roasted as a snack.

● Pumpkins are used to make soups, pies and breads.

● Pumpkins are used for feed for animals.

● Eighty percent of the pumpkin supply in the United States is available in October.

● The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.
● In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling.

● Colonists sliced off pumpkin tips; removed seeds and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the origin of pumpkin pie.

● Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.

● The largest "official" pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,340 pounds.

● The largest "unofficial" pumpkin ever grown weighed 1'458 pounds, but was not awarded due to damage.
Lives In
Pumpkin Village
These are some store bought items that can be useful for carving pumpkins!
Fun and Creative Ideas
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Follow and learn to carve a pumpkin!
What else you may want/need:
Appropriate sized pumpkin
Appropriate carving and scooping tools
Candle or artificial candle*
Lighter (if needed
Decorations to make pumpkin creative(Not needed)

Any questions on my job or about pumpkins?
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1. First, choose a pumpkin that is an appropriate size and shape for the design you wish to carve. You may want weird shapes to make detailed designs.

2. Next, wipe the pumpkins outside clean with a soft damp cloth and dry. A dirty pumpkin will not be easy to sketch a design. This may also help soften the pumpkin, making it easier to carve into.

3. When making a lid, draw a 6-sided lid with a V-shaped notch at the back. The six sided lid with help when putting on lid, it will help decipher the different sides. The v-shaped notch in the back will make it easy for candle placement and easier to light from outside the pumpkin.

4. After that, scoop out the strings and seeds from inside the pumpkin. Afterward this is where the candle will go. If you leave the seeds or stings in the pumpkin, the candle may get wet and not stay lit for long. Place the candle through v-shaped notch in back of the pumpkin, and light with long necked lighter.

5. Lastly! Draw a rough draft of design on the pumpkin, and cut along the line with an appropriate knife. Tip: You can add detail be shaving of orange from pumpkin with potato peeler, or other peelers. Get fun and creative!

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