Hello Kitty Pumpkin Carving Tutorial

If you’re a procrastinator like me, you’ve probably waited until the last minute to pick up a pumpkin to carve for Halloween this year.

I ended up finding one of the last good pumpkins in town yesterday, and as I was trying to decide what to carve on said pumpkin, one thing kept popping into my head: Hello Kitty! Because who says Halloween has to be all scary and spooky? Why not have a little bit of girly fun, too?

So, if you’re still trying to decide what to carve on your last-minute pumpkin, here’s how to do a Hello Kitty pumpkin carving:

1. Pick a pumpkin and clean out all the seeds and gross stuff from inside. This is my least favorite part.

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2. Find a design you like. For me, simplicity is key. But if you’re up for a more intricate design, go for it. I found the stencil below right here.

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3. Tape the stencil on your pumpkin–try to make it as flat as possible. Using a sharp tool, dot along the interior and exterior of the pattern (all the black lines).

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4. Once you’ve dotted all around the stencil, remove the paper. Your pumpkin should look a little like this:

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5. Get carving! Don’t be afraid to take your time! And you may need to use several different kinds of tools/knives. A small, serrated knife works well on the curves of this pattern.

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6. Once you’ve cut all the way around the pattern, feel free to go back and fix any areas that may not be right. Your pumpkin should look a bit like this:

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7. Pop a candle in and enjoy!

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