Halloween is such a fun time of year. We like to go all out with fun treats,?yard decorations, costumes and of course pumpkin carving is a must! We usually just carve faces free-handed but this year we changed things up a bit and carved?a #PurinaPetrified German Shepherd pumpkin for Maxwell as part of a sponsored post for Lunchbox.
The whole process was fairly simple. I just browsed through the different breeds of dogs, found the German Shepherd and printed a Purina “PETrify Your Pumpkin” carving template on Walmart.com. We already had pumpkins that we grew in our garden this year so I picked the perfect one and got to work. I had to enlist the help of Big Bro, who isn’t too fond of pumpkin guts.
Once he scraped out all of the guts from the pumpkin, I cut around the German Shepherd’s face and taped it to the pumpkin, folding it slightly here and there to form around the pumpkin nicely. Then I took the little wheel tool from an old pumpkin carving kit and ran it along the lines, poking small holes into the pumpkin, which would later act as a guide while I carved with the little pumpkin saw.
The entire process was easy, fun and we’re already planning to do a few more with the rest of our pumpkins. What better way to show your love for your pooch then to carve a pumpkin with his face on it?!
There are 27 different breeds of dogs to choose from and they’re all free to download. An instruction sheet even prints right along with the template, guiding you on what to do and sharing carving tips. And since pumpkins are just for looks, you don’t want to forget to grab your pup some treats. I might even suggest having a bag on hand for dogs walking with their family during trick-or-treat in your neighborhood! The following kinds are among my dogs’ favorites:
- Beggin? Strips Dog Treats With Bacon
- Beggin? Loaded Dog Treats With Triple Cheese
- Purina Waggin? Train Chicken Jerky Tenders
- Waggin? Train Dog Treats, Chicken Jerky