Cookie Cutter Carving

Try this simple DIY to create a picture perfect pumpkin carving. Use alphabet cookie cutters to monogram your pumpkins or spell a spooky phrase! Check out our cookie cutter pumpkins in the October issue Movie Night feature.


  1. Cut a hole in the bottom of the pumpkin.
  2. Scoop out flesh and seeds.
  3. Place a letter-shaped cookie cutter on the face of the pumpkin and press firmly until it digs into the pumpkin skin.
  4. Hammer through hollowed-out center.

Tip: For less mess, try a craft pumpkin, like the one pictured from

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