Binky Bear and Pumpkins

Can you carve the Perfect Pumpkin?

Carving the perfect pumpkin should be easy but I’m afraid until we came across these 4 easy steps, our pumpkin carving was messy, and quite frankly a bit risky.  Follow these four steps to have perfect pumpkins and a tip from me is, embrace the mess.  It will get sticky, you will have pumpkin innards everywhere but you will have had a great time and end up with a lovely Pumpkin to put in your window or pop outside on the step, as a wellcome to all the Trick or Treaters.

Step 1: Lay down loads of newspaper, then slice off the top of the pumpkin and put to one side.

Step 2: Gouge out the insides using an ice-cream scoop and your hands – be prepared to get in up to your elbows –give everyone a go – this gets nice and messy.

Step 3: Make a stencil of eyes, nose and mouth and pin onto the pumpkin with a cocktail stick, draw around with a marker pen, then cut round using a serrated knife.  Make sure you cut away from you.

Step 4: Place a night-light inside and pop the top back on.

We found pretty much the same as this on BBC Good Food and it has pictures so have a peep.