Pumpkin CarvingPumpkin carving is a family favorite – but after the fun is over, you might be frightened by the remnants of the pumpkin you started with. Johnson says the best way to enjoy pumpkin carving is to stage the activity ahead of time. Pick a spot in your home that you will have the easiest time cleaning up – she suggests a patio or garage if weather permits – and wrap the carving area like a mummy with plastic table covers to allow for quick cleanup. For a more festive workspace, you can even consider using newspaper or old sheets to wrap the surface – just don’t make it too spooky!

Things You'll Need

  • Pumpkin
  • Plastic table cover

How To Do It

  1. Stage the activity ahead of time by picking a spot in your home that you will have the easiest time cleaning up. A patio or garage if weather permits is an ideal setting for this type of activity.
  2. Wrap the carving area like a mummy with plastic table covers.
  3. After the pumpkin carving project is complete, gather the plastic table covers and throw them away.

Tip

For a more festive workspace, you can even consider using newspaper or old sheets to wrap the surface – just don’t make it too spooky!