6 unique (and sometimes dangerous) ways to carve a pumpkin

Oct. 21, 2016

Put down the steak knife and explore these 6 nontraditional ways to carve a pumpkin.

Carving a pumpkin can be difficult and tedious. Despite all the YouTube videos demonstrating how simple the process is, the reality is you trying desperately not to cut off a finger as you repeatedly stab a vegetable, all in the name of autumn fun. And God help you if you try to carve anything more creative than a comical face. Well put down the steak knife and explore these 6 nontraditional ways to carve a pumpkin. Warning: you might not want to try some of these techniques at home.

You can create a small explosion to turn your pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern.

You can etch your pumpkin with high-powered lasers.

You can raid your workshop and use your power tools as carving instruments.

You can use traditional sculpting tools to turn your Halloween decor into a work of art.

You can find a new use for your cookie cutters.

You can hire a squirrel to do the job for you.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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