Carving a Tinkerbell pumpkin

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At my place of work, we had to carve a pumpkin – and we decided to do Tinkerbell!  I’m super pleased with how it came out, and I wanted to share with you just how we did it.  We followed some of the instructions from this website, which I highly recommend you check out.

Materials

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Here’s what we used:

  • Pumpkin
  • Carving tools/knife
  • Tinkerbell outline
  • drill

Directions:

1. The very first thing we did was trace Tinkerbell onto the pumpkin.  We got the silhouette from the website mentioned above, but because of the size of our pumpkin we had to enlarge it on a photocopy machine.  I actually just put the paper right onto the pumpkin and pressed hard with a pen to get the outline.  Then I went over it with a pencil just to make sure I had all of the details.

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2.  Next was hollowing out the pumpkin.  If you’ve ever carved a pumpkin before you should know how to do this step!  Cut the top off and scoop out the insides.

3.  Carve the Tinkerbell outline.  We got mini carving tools from a place like Target that are specifically for pumpkins.  The “detail saw” that they included was the one I used the most, since there were a lot of small curves and areas.

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4.  Add Pixie Dust.  This was done with a drill.  We used two different sized drill bits to make the holes.  We also drew an outline of where we wanted the trail of pixie dust to go, and then we kind of just filled in that area with various sized dots!

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5.  Add a light and enjoy!  This pumpkin looks really awesome when it’s all lit up.

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