It’s almost Halloween! Time to carve the pumpkins!  For the last couple of years I got away with carving a goofy face. However, this year I had a special request from our 4-year-old who is obsessed with Transformers.  I guess saying I got away with carving a goofy face isn’t exactly accurate because last year I splurged and purchased a Pumpkin Carving Kit from Williams Sonoma since I almost lopped off my own finger the year before trying to use a cheaper version.  I attempted a Mickey Mouse face last year and after hours of carving, I produce a masterpiece that my then 3-year-old said he liked and then moved on.  He probably would have been just fine with the goofy face, but this year, after having a little taste of last year’s extravagantly-carved pumpkin, he requested Transformers.

Now I’m worried that they won’t last until tomorrow night, but for now, here they are in all their glory: The Autobots and The Decepticons.

To carve these designs, I created my own template on a piece of paper so that I didn’t have to freehand the logos.  It was much quicker and turned out more symmetrical.  Once I had the template, I traced the logos onto the pumpkins in pencil so the carving would go quickly.  If you search the web, you can find lots of Transformers images that would work great for tracing and carving your own!

Now I’m extremely worried about what my son’s request will be next year. I may have to take an actual carving class!