EleCrafts are simple activities for all ages to bring out the artist in you! This time around, we have a Halloween-themed craft to utilize all the pumpkins that have been sitting out as fall decor.
What You'll Need
- Carving knife or tool
- Big spoon
- Paper (and printer!)
- Candle (if using)
Safety First! Ask a parent or guardian to help you with your pumpkin carving tool or knife!
Step One: Prepare your pumpkin:
- Cut off the top of your pumpkin with a carving knife.
- Using your hands or a big spoon, remove seeds and pumpkin guts!
- Make sure to scrape out until the inside of the pumpkin is smooth.
Step Two: Download and print the elephant stencil provided below, or you can draw your own!
Step Three: Tape the entire elephant stencil to pumpkin, wherever you would like to carve.
Step Four: Using a pencil (or something similar), poke along all edges of the black lines. Your pencil will poke through the paper and gently into the pumpkin, creating a dotted outline of the stencil.
Step Five: Remove paper.
Expert tip: Use a small knife to gently scrape the shape of the elephant’s eye and inner earmarks, but don’t poke all the way through the pumpkin in these two areas.
Step Six: Using a carving knife, insert the knife along the dotted lines, carving out along the dotted lines to match what you see on the stencil.