The Force is strong with this pumpkin

The day before Halloween, Addison and I (well, more like I) carved our jack-o-lantern.  I convinced Addison that a Star Wars pumpkin was the way to go since he was Jango Fett (not to be confused with Boba Fett) this year.

My cute library friend recently posted her idea of using cookie cutters to make her jack-o-lantern and a light bulb went off over my head.   I could do something similar.  I busted out the Star Wars pancake molds to make a template.  He had his choice between a tie fighter, x-wing fighter and the Millenium Falcon.  X-wing fighter was the winner this year.  I traced around the pancake mold, cut that out then taped it onto the pumpkin.  Thankfully I saved the pumpkin carving tools from previous years.  They were buried deep in the recesses of the junk drawer.

This handy little tool works great to poke holes around the pattern.  Then you just connect the dots.

How cute is that?

That helmet made it to about the end of the drive way.  I tried it on and I have to admit it was really hard to see out of.  Not ideal for maximum candy collection.

Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean you can’t carve another pumpkin.  Ideas for Thanksgiving pumpkins: use a turkey cookie cutter or pilgrim cookie cutters as a template.  Maple leaves would make a great cut out.  Are you planning on carving a Thanksgiving pumpkin?  I’d like to hear about it!

5 Responses

  1. Stephanie, I LOVE the photo of Harry and your iphone! He is very intent and overall, it’s just a precious, precious photo of an adorable little boy.

  2. Love it, so cute!

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