It’s time to break Pumpkin carving tools And get sculpting! I’ve included some free pumpkin carving stencils for you all in this post, along with my pumpkin carving basics.
I still enjoy the look of the old lantern in my pumpkin, but sometimes it’s fun to carve a design that looks a little like “you.” You can really enjoy the ideas – have you seen some of the intricate pumpkin designs? crazy!
I’ve put together some designs that I thought would make great pumpkins but are also suitable for beginners. After all – children are likely to be involved in this, and we don’t want to sit there for hours on end or make it difficult for them to participate.
Most important things first. If you want a great design on your pumpkin, you need to have the right tools. Those packaged tools they sell at the grocery store don’t really cut it (pun intended). These tools are somewhat difficult to use (read: small) and end up bending or breaking. I like the scoop, however.
But my advice is to invest in a quality set Pumpkin carving tools That you can come out year after year. I recommend this group. They’re made of stainless steel and are heavy-duty – but they’re sharp so be careful!
Free pumpkin carving stencils
Here are some free pumpkin carving stencils. Each is on 8.5″ x 11″ paper – so just print them out, tape them to the front of the pumpkin with masking tape, then cut the paper inside the pumpkin. Once you have the basic outline completed, you can remove the paper and finish sculpting.
Click here to download these stencils.
Another important factor is how to light the pumpkins once they are finished. Fortunately, we are past the days when we had to put a real burning candle in there. Oof! I bought this set from Solar candles Long time ago and still going strong!
It really gives a great amount of light and you never have to worry about batteries. The only caveat? You should take them out of the gourd in the morning so they can be charged by the sun, and then put them back in the gourd at night. It’s not important for me to do this because it’s only one week.
The other option is to use These small battery operated candles. I own these and I love them! They are realistic, shimmer and give a soft glow. They also sell it in orange. I highly recommend going out Homemori Candle it when you get a chance.
Pumpkin carving 101
Carving a pumpkin is messy, but it’s not difficult.
- Cut a circle around the upper stem of the pumpkin and lift off the top.
- Extract the flesh and pumpkin seeds ((Save the seeds for snacks!)
- Carve your design into the front of the pumpkin.
- Place a candle inside and then put the top back on! there he is!
And that’s it, my friends. Happy pumpkin carving!
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