Tuesdays are “I tried it Tuesdays” where I’ll tell you about something I recently tried — a movie, an activity, a restaurant, etc.
Today’s topic: Pumpkin carving tool kit
What it is: A set of three to four plastic “tools,” such as a “saw,” a “scraper,” and an “awl-like” tool.
Why I tried it: Someone gave me a tool kit. Once I tried the “scraper” and the little “saw” on an actual pumpkin, I bought three more so everyone in our family could have their own “tools.”
Where to buy one: Almost any retail outlet that sells pumpkins, sells these tool kits nearby.
Cost: $2 to $4, at most stores
Do the tools work/are they worth it? Absolutely.
What are the tools good for:
- The “saw” is good for cutting accurately in small spaces — for instance, the teeth, the eyes, etc.
- The “awl” is good for punching a design into your pumpkin with a series of holes (that you then use the saw to cut out).
- The scraper makes cleaning the stringy, gooey stuff off the sides easier than trying to yank the slippery stuff out with your fingers. Just use the scraper to, you guessed it….scrape the sides, then scoop the goop out.