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We have a Halloween code down our road for trick or treaters. We all carve a pumpkin and place it on the doorstep if we are happy to have them knock at our door. Its a great way to ensure that we have fun on the night and means we don't upset any neighbours who don't want to be disturbed.
We have used design templates before which are useful to inspire new designs, or you can mark out the design freehand with a black felt tip pen. You can also buy pumpkin carving tools which are handy if you want to avoid the use of sharp knifes.
Carefully slice off the top of the pumpkin, cutting around the stem. Make the hole large enough to allow you to scoop out the inside of the pumpkin (about two thirds of the diameter). Scoop out the pumpkin to remove the flesh and seeds from inside.
Now just wait for those little rascals to knock at your door for those sweets!
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