How to Carve Pumpkins with Cookie Cutters {So Easy and Fun!} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

How to Carve Pumpkins with Cookie Cutters {So Easy and Fun!} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

If you are looking for a fun and easy way to carve pumpkins with the kids this year, then this is the idea for you. The kids will love learning how to carve pumpkins with cookie cutters. You’ll love how easy this Halloween idea is to do with the kids.

carving pumpkins with cookie cutters and a mallet

How to Carve Pumpkins with Cookie Cutters and a Mallet

Yep, before we were outnumbered, I took a stab at the intricately carved pumpkins.  Then, we had four kids, and we got really, really, really busy. We went from man to man into a zone defense. The kids usually ditched me after 15 minutes of pumpkin carving and left me to finish the project by myself. That’s when I saw this cool idea on Pinterest. Where else would you find a cool idea like using a rubber mallet to carve pumpkins? Connor is forever grateful for the idea of smashing shapes into a pumpkin and I’m forever grateful for this easy way of carving pumpkins with kids.

carve pumpkins with a cookie cutter

If you are looking for more easy Halloween ideas to do with the kids, then check outGlow in the Dark Candy Hunt, Over 15 Halloween Games andJack-O-Lantern Halloween Sandwiches

cookie cutter and mallet pumpkin carving

Tips and Tricks for Carving Pumpkins with Cookie Cutters and a Mallet…

  • use metal cookie cutters
  • make sure you leave plenty of space between each shape, so the pumpkin doesn’t weaken and fall apart
  • hold the cookie cutter against the pumpkin and start hitting the cookie cutter in one corner until it has pushed through the outside of the pumpkin
  • make sure you hit the cookie cutter on all corners and sides to push it all the way into the pumpkin
  • if the shape seems stuck, use the other end of the mallet to push the shape into the center of the pumpkin

Are you ready to have fun carving pumpkins with a cookie-cutter? Let’s make sure you have everything you need…

Supplies needed for this fun Halloween idea

  • metal cookie cutters
  • mallet
  • pumpkins
  • optional – bowl for seeds and goo
  • optional – gloves for scooping out seeds

Instructions: 

  • hold the cookie cutter against the pumpkin and start hitting the cookie cutter in one corner until it has pushed through the outside of the pumpkin
  • make sure you hit the cookie cutter on all corners and sides to push it all the way into the pumpkin
  • *leave plenty of space between each shape, so the pumpkin doesn’t weaken and fall apart
  • use the wooden end of the mallet to push the shape through – if needed
  • you can scoop out the seeds and goo into a bowl for roasting the seeds
  • when you’re ready, add a battery-operated tea light to light up your pumpkin at night

Just for fun, I’m keeping this photo in from years ago…

pumpkin-time-with-kids

This kid is in absolute heaven. He actually has permission to smash something. Connor usually has to hide things like this from me.

As you can see, Everyone is still here. No one has ditched me to carve a pumpkin by myself. There are even smiles around the table and just a hint of being scared of Connor with a Mallet.

 

 

 

 

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