Serious Pumpkin Carving – Check out our Flying Gargoyle!

Yes, we really carved this pumpkin ourselves! Isn’t it amazing???? I profess I’m so proud of our results. Mission accomplished!


So how did we do it? The magic of a carving kit with template and tools. We bought this Pumpkin carving kit at Walmart for just over $3.

We used a “flying gargoyle” template from this fabulous Carving Kit book that came complete with serious carving tools that truly  work wonders on the task that is pumpkin carving. This is the template we chose from a big book with tons of options that came for free with the kit.

The Carving Kit was well worth our $3 investment and I promise if you buy you’ll quickly move beyond the world of traditional jack-o-lantern carving too!


Taking the “lid” or top off the pumpkin was ultra easy as we used the little knife included in the kit.

Seriously 1000x easier than when we used to cut a pumpkin with a giant knife. This mini knife was a miracle! And it is so small!

Next we taped our template to the pumpkin and the “traced” the paper to “score” it with a special wheel type carving tool including in the kit.


Here’s how the pumpkin looked after we traced our template with the scoring tool. Then you remove the paper and are left with the below area to then cut and pop out with more of the stellar carving tools.

And here’s the final product. All lit up. Truly awesome! The kids are super excited about it and so are we!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Walmart. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).


  1. Gina B says:

    Nice! It look wicked.

  2. Lauryn says:

    This post makes me SO excited to carve pumpkins this year! I’ll have to branch out and get the kit this year:)

    • Colleen Padilla says:

      Laryn – seriously I can’t believe how much easier it was to use with the kit. The tools look like they would be worthless – so tiny but truly it was a tool set of just what you needed and VERY sharp with various edges. Definitely try it out!

  3. Garrett says:

    Totally true this kit was awsome I did the same gargoyle and was stunned with the results.

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