Do you want to know what my secret is to a clean pumpkin? It might surprise you, and you already have it.
I’ve been carving my children’s pumpkins for the last few years, when I was younger my dad used to carve ours. He was amazing at it, he was a real artsy type of person; we always had the best pumpkins and took them with us to my grandparent’s house when we trick-or-treat. We lived in a small area which trick or treat was during the day and always before Halloween so we would go over to my grandparent’s house to treat; we ALWAYS got the best candy and LOTS!
Since he’s no longer around, I’ve been doing the carving and pumpkins can be so hard to carve! I do all of my by hand manually; those pumpkin carvers…yeah they don’t work….in fact the one I had BROKE! The “pumpkin guts” can be the hardest thing to remove thoroughly and while this may seem like a no-brainer this is the best tool ever.
Seriously. The BEST pumpkin tool. EVER! I use this to get all the “guts” out of my pumpkin. The key is scraping the inside of the pumpkin the scoop helps easily scoop the “guts” into a bowl. It doesn’t take very long to get it all out and honestly, it comes out much easier and faster than using your hands or a spoon.
After is a clean and clear pumpkin doing this first helps with the carving of your pumpkin so you don’t get any of the stringy stuff when you’re cutting. I do this each year and I am amazed at how clean I can get the pumpkins.
Do you have any carving or cleaning tips? Feel free to share them in the comments section, it’s love to hear.
Hi there! I’m Jacqueline Diaz, the voice behind Mayhem & Motherhood and the mother of five wonderful children. I enjoy sharing my passion and knowledge about a wide variety of topics such as home management, crafts, to parenting and beyond. I am passionate to help you achieve even a little bit of sanity in the chaos we call life.