Starting in October each year, porches are lined with carved pumpkins. Adults and children of all ages enjoy making their own creation, but discover soon after that their pumpkin begins to rot. Here is how to keep your pumpkin perfectly preserved.
Supplies: Keyhole Saw or Sharp Knife, Scraping Tool, Paper Towels, Bleach, Spray Bottle, Petroleum Jelly
Use your keyhole saw or sharp knife to make a circle on the top of your pumpkin. Lift off the top and begin scooping out the pumpkin pulp and seeds. Make sure you get rid of everything inside.
Carve out your design. Use your keyhole saw or a sharp knife to make eyes, nose and a mouth.
Preserve your pumpkin. Dry the inside of your pumpkin using paper towels. Put some bleach into a spray bottle and spray all open areas. Blot one last time with a paper towel and then coat with a thin layer of petroleum jelly on the inside, any cut-out areas and the top.
Finish decorating. Put a candle inside, paint or decorate your pumpkin with lights to make your pumpkin shine.