When I first seen this idea floating around I got really excited...people made it seem like it was a easy clean way for little kids to help with pumpkin carving. Well after buying a medium pumpkin questioned started to come up...like how is a kid going to get a cookie cutter threw the hard skin of a pumpkin?...anyway here is what happened....
I took the pumpkin first to try this out...cleaned it and let it dry...Then I used one cutter and tried pushing it into the pumpkin...yep that wouldn't work for anyone..skin is way to hard...So then I got out a hammer and started banging on this ...sounds easy right? nope!
The cutter kept slipping from its first spot. So being a good mom I am I called out my 5year old to try this..gave him the hammer and guess what second hit, he missed...hit my finger though...dangerous, maybe?..Anyway even with the hammer this is not easy..you have to hit these with force and that's not any force my 5 year old had...I couldn't imagine him trying with a toy hammer..think Halloween would be here before he even made a dent.
So anyway I hit it in fully and guess what..the cookie cutter was not thick enough to get threw the pumpkin! So I still needed to cut the whole thing out.
Below is our finish product, the ghost has some extra arms from the cutter slipping when trying to hammer it and it took awhile but we tried.
Personally with all the work it takes I would call it a fail just for that reason alone..it is not easy and it is for sure not any cleaner then just carving, but here it sits with our other pumpkins...big cat, bat and a sharpie pumpkin.