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Skeleton

Note: You may carve this stencil on one pumpkin or two.

Supplies

  • Pumpkin
  • Printed stencil
  • Tape
  • Scoop
  • Poker
  • Knife
  • Battery-operated votive candle

Instructions

  1. Carefully carve a large hole in the top of your pumpkin so you can scoop out the pulp.
  2. Print out the pumpkin stencil. You may need to resize your stencil via printer or copy machine to fit your pumpkin.
  3. If you are using two pumpkins, cut the skeleton face off the stencil so you have two templates, a head and a body.
  4. Tape each stencil to their coordinating pumpkin, then transfer the designs onto each pumpkin by poking holes through the template with a plastic poking tool (available in our pumpkin-carving kits). Remove the stencil.
  5. To begin carving your pumpkin, start at the center of your design and work outward. Begin with the innermost and/or smallest details. Carefully remove the cut pumpkin shapes.
  6. If you are using two pumpkins, assemble your skeleton by inserting a battery-operated votive candle in the base of each pumpkin. Stack the pumpkins and secure them together by inserting a long wooden dowel down the center. Dress your pumpkin – top hats, bow ties and tiaras are all great ways to complete this creative look. Replace the top of the pumpkin to the skeleton face pumpkin and enjoy.

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