A number of approaches to the post-pumpkin patch visit activity in West Islip are shown on YouTube, including one from Warren Nash that shows a step-by-step process to make the perfect carve.
Here’s a guide to your pumpkin carving project in 2020.
Pumpkin carving kits will go a long way in getting what you need. They typically include saws, a scoop, a drill and multiple patterns.
If you’re looking for the items individually around the house, here’s what you could use:
- Pumpkin. Unless you have a pumpkin growing operation in the backyard, you’ll need to pick out one you like from your local pumpkin patch or a store. Make sure it looks sturdy and clean. Remember, this is the pumpkin that will be front and center on the porch for the Halloween season.
- Curved boning knife, or serrated knife from the kitchen.
- Ice cream scoop or scraper
- Pencil or pen
- Candle or battery-operated light