How to: Successfully carve a pumpkin!

Hello everyone!

It’s Hallowe’en in 2 days and if you still haven’t carved your pumpkin, here are some easy instructions on how to achieve a nicely carved pumpkin!

Step 1: Figure out what you’re going to carve on your pumpkin. You can find ideas on the Internet, from pumpkin design books or even create your own!

Step 2: Print out your design or sketch it out on some paper. Also, cut the negative areas out. Here is a simple example :

(As you can see, the scribbled out areas are the negative areas which you need to cut out!)

Step 3: Make sure that you pumpkin is clean and which a permanent marker, trace on your design with the help of your stencil!

Step 4: With a special pumpkin carver, cut a hole on the top (or bottom) of your pumpkin. Make sure that it is big enough to fit your hand!

Step 5: With a spoon or your hands, scoop out the “guts” (the seeds, the pulp and the flesh) of the pumpkin and place them into a bowl.

Step 6: Using a special pumpkin carver, start carving your pumpkin! To make this a little easier, for big shapes you can cut them into chunks and make sure to take your time!

Step 7 : Put a candle or light into your pumpkin and enjoy your work!

WARNING: Make sure that you have adult supervision if you’re under the age of 12!

Here is how my pumpkins turned out ! (FYI: I carved a Jack Skellington pumpkin and invented my own design!)

   

By: Purple Pansy

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4 thoughts on “How to: Successfully carve a pumpkin!

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