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Topic: Mario and Luigi Pumpkin (with stencil)  (Read 8522 times)
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« on: October 01, 2010 10:23:07 AM »

So sorry it's not a real pumpkin.  This one's made from a foam pumpkin that was given to me to carve for the annual carnival at my son's school.  I use the same process for carving real pumpkins:

1) Draw an image onto a piece of paper that will fit on the pumpkin
2) Tape the image on the pumpkin
3) Use a thumbtack to puncture small holes along the lines to be carved
4) Remove paper and carve (I use a knife specifically for pumpkin-carving -- got it at the craft store)
5) Make a hole at the bottom of the pumpkin to fit an LED light (also purchased at the craft store)
6) Lastly, clean up.  Have a vacuum cleaner handy.  This was my first time carving foam, and there was a lot of debris.  Actually, I was thinking I should have worn a mask because the serrated knife makes a lot of dust.

Here's a rough stencil that can be used.  Areas marked in red are where the pumpkin should be carved out.

« Last Edit: May 28, 2011 07:13:04 AM by Balatong » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010 11:50:56 AM »

I know what I'm doing this weekend lol. Your pumpkin looks awesome!!
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