How to Carve a Pumpkin

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Submitted By tnlewis
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Tonya Lewis
Professor Neissner
English 100
12 February 2015 How to Carve a Pumpkin!
Ah, Halloween…it is that wonderful time of year when everyone in the neighborhood comes together to adopt new identities, gorge on free candy, and frighten small children. Littering their yards with cheap Styrofoam gravestones. There is nothing more representative of that crisp autumn night than the sight of a plump Pumpkin grinning merrily on one’s front stoop? People get very creative when carving pumpkins some people choose not to carve them but paint them. No one is born wise in the ways of goo and knives. These are learned skills. With this handy guide, a person should gain the ability to carve a wonderful looking pumpkin. To carve a pumpkin a person needs to pick out the one he or she chooses, clean all the goop and seeds out of it, and then carve and display it.
First of all, the size, and shape of the pumpkin are very important. Be sure to choose the right size pumpkin to go along with whatever design they wish to create. People will be going to the grocery store or the pumpkin patch to find a pumpkin suitable for a Jack-O-Lantern makeover. One of my favorite memories as a child was going to the pumpkin patch and I would run through the fields looking for the perfect one along with my siblings. Keep in mind that the bigger the pumpkin, the longer it will take to clean it out. So choose a pumpkin that is between 12 and 20 inches in diameter, with a strong, intact stem would be the best bet. Also, a person needs to have an idea of how he or she wants him or her Jack-O-Lantern to turn out the color and shape play big roles in a person’s final product. A particularly natural-looking pumpkin, say, with blackish-green spots and bumps, is not necessary a bad choice. Consider that such imperfections can make a “cute”…...

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