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Create your own creepy pumpkin carvings this Halloween

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Christie Pumpkin Carving Templates

The nights are getting longer here in the UK, and autumn has arrived. As plenty of us are still under a lot of restrictions, we have been filling our evenings with spooky stories and comforting food. We have also come up with a Halloween activity, to help readers unwind and get creative at home! Introducing our first ever Agatha Christie pumpkin templates. Carve your own crooked house, or recreate a poison bottle design with our latest activity.

What do you need?

  • A pumpkin
  • A large serrated kitchen knife (we used a bread knife)
  • A large metal spoon
  • A skewer
  • A printer
  • A4 paper
  • Sticky tape
  • Pumpkin carving tools or a small serrated kitchen knife

Download the poison bottle template

Download the crooked house template

What to do?

  • Print out your chosen pumpkin design
  • Carefully slice the top of your pumpkin off using your large knife
  • Hollow out the pumpkin using a large metal spoon. You can also remove any additional stringy bits with your hands
  • N.B. You can set aside the seeds and flesh for use in cooking
  • Place the design over your hollowed-out pumpkin and secure with sticky tape
  • Using your skewer punch holes along the black outline of the design onto the pumpkin
  • Using a pumpkin carving tool or small serrated knife, carefully slice through the pumpkin along your dotted lines, removing the shapes to create your design
  • N.B. Always cut away from you to prevent injury
  • Put a tea light inside the candle, light it and replace the pumpkin crown to showcase your spooky design to its full effect

We can’t wait to share our efforts online with you. If you’re making a Christie-inspired pumpkin this year, why not tag us in your pictures on social media so we can see them? We’ll be reposting our favourites throughout October. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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