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Stick 'n Carve Demo: A New Way to Carve a Pumpkin Stencil

A full demonstration of the pumpkin carving process is provided, specifically highlighting the benefits of Stick 'n Carve transfer paper. You'll see all the tools that I like to use and pick up a few tricks along the way.

Gutting Your Pumpkin: Tools of the Trade

Here's how I cleanly gut my pumpkin, smooth the insides, and thin the walls of the carving area to about 1-inch thick for easier carving. The tools used are:

  • Pumpkin Masters Jack-o-Ripper: A massive serrated scoop for severing the stringy stuff and scooping the seeds.
  • The Pumpkin Gutter: A drill attachment for quickly thinning and smoothing the inside walls.
  • Kemper Ceramic/Clay Loop (pear shape): A hand tool for smoothing the inside walls, especially behind where your carved design will be.

Transferring Your Pumpkin Pattern: Three Techniques

An evolution of pattern transferring methods. All you need is common printer paper, but you can take your techniques to the next level with these supplies: