Beautiful Pumpkins are Easy Using Disney Halloween Pumpkin Carving Templates
I’m no whiz when it comes to pumpkin carving but last year I realized that I can appear to be when I found the cutest pumpkin carving templates on the Disney website.
My daughters were delighted when I pulled up the website! We spend a considerable amount of time choosing our favorites and happily printed them off. How do you like my Cinderella pumpkin?
Using the Disney Halloween Pumpkin Carving Templates is simple!
There are two ways to transfer your design onto the pumpkin.
- Copy it freehand onto a clean, dry pumpkin with a water-based marker (mistakes can be easily corrected with a paper towel) or
- Tape your template to the pumpkin, then score the design into the skin by poking holes through the template with a nail or plastic poking tool (available in some pumpkin-carving kits).
Begin carving at the center of your design and working outward (this avoids putting pressure on areas already carved). Begin
with the innermost and smallest details. As each shape loosens up, gently push it out of the pumpkin with a finger or a dull pencil
point (a good job for young kids).
Tip: If you cut something you didn’t intend to, perform an ad hoc pumpkin surgery: Stick a toothpick through the flesh side of the piece
and fit it back into place.
Lastly, put your jack-o’-lantern in a place of honor (away from flammables), and remember to blow out all candles before you go to sleep.
This year I have chosen the Ariel Pumpkin Carving Template and wanted to offer it to all of my readers to download here by clicking on the blue button below. My girls are currently choosing their templates while my husband is free-handing a super-scary jack ‘o lantern!
As we approach Halloween I’ll do my best to provide any last-minute tips I come across, heaven knows I need them!
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own with permission from Disney for use of materials.