How To Carve A Halloween Pumpkin
Step 1. Halloween Pumpkin Shopping
I would suggest for your first time, By a medium size, in the UK asda or tesco have some nice decent size pumpkins come october, or if you feel up to it, and for the U.S. Go to a pumpkin patch farm. you will find a pumpkins special from small to large, But for this lesson get a few medium sizes, try looking for a front smooth side and nothing too damaged or lumpy.
Step 2. Scoop Out and Hollow
Your second step, will need you to cut the top off, with this – you would be best to draw around near the top around the stem, make more of a shape cut in with an angle, This would insure when the lid goes back on it doesn’t fall through.
Step 3. Find Your Spooky Design
In this step you will need to find a design, or free hand. If this is your very first time doing a pumpkin i would suggest finding a halloween stencil of a simple face or try your first time luck with free hand. 2 eyes, a nose (Optional), a mouth.
First i would suggest you use a thin line, like a pen or pencil somthing to show where you have drawn, then go over it with a black pen for you final outline. I cannot Stress to how much this would guide you and ease you when cutting.
Each Stencil do have their own instruction, what to cut out and there is no universal standards.
Step 4. Cut Out The Design
In this final prep step, you can use basically anything that is sharp and long. So it can fine off the edges. Like a long carving knife, or a pumpkin carving set from your local supermarket/store. Soon has you have cut out your design and you happy with the outcome. Follow step 5 for a magical ending.
Step 5. It’s alive It’s alive
Yep you have done it, your previous 4 steps, wasn’t that hard at all. In Fact it’s easy as 1234.. No i’m kidding but when this is your first time, it can be challenging. All you need to do now is pop a tea light inside the pumpkin or a glow stick and place it in the dark and watch it glow.
I really do hope this post has given you some very good ideas what pumpkin to look out for and helped in scooping it out. Now here are some pictures to browse over so you have even more cool ideas to play with.