Pumpkin carving made easyPosted: Updated:
Halloween is just around the corner and that means it's time to carve those jack-o'-lanterns. This year, there are a few new tools on the market to make it easier.
Arneson said the first step of carving a pumpkin starts with the gourd itself.
"First you have to look at the pumpkin," he said. "Let the pumpkin tell you if he's scary or silly."
Then, find a pattern that fits the pumpkin and you can find several patterns online for free.
"These things make carving a pumpkin very, very simple," Arneson added.
Next, you tape the pattern to the pumpkin, then poke out the outline of the pattern using either a poker tool found in most Halloween pumpkin-carving kits or even just a toothpick.
Finally, the carving: "It's just connect the dots after that, who hasn't connected the dots at one point or another?"
The Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak will be holding a pumpkin-carving event called Pumpkins at the Peak on Friday, Oct. 28, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The resort is located at 7677 N. 16th St. in Phoenix. Admission is $5/person or 2 canned goods to be donated to St. Mary's Food Bank. For more information go to www.pointehilton.com.