Tips for no mess easy clean up pumpkin carving

If you haven’t already carved your Halloween pumpkin this tip will be a time saver!  I tried this lil trick this evenin’ when my chicklins and I carved our Halloween pumpkins.  It is so super easy that you will wonder why you never thought of it!  Normally we line our table with newspaper and clean out the guts of the pumpkin while making this huge mess that we are stuck cleaning up afterwards.  This year I thought why not do the guttin and carvin over a trash bag?!  So I spread open two large (yard rubbish size) trash bags on the table leavin a rounded area in the middle of the bag, in which to set each pumpkin in.  This acted as our workin area.  We cut the top off of the pumpkin and gutted the pumpkin right inside the trash bag.

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When we were done carving out the pumpkin, we closed up the bag and there was nothing left to clean up. This was the fastest Pumpkin guttin clean up ever known to man!  And the kids enjoyed the extra time to be ghoulishly cute and to enjoy their Jack O’ Lanterns!

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