How To Carve A Pumpkin

The goal is to carve a pumpkin.

These instructions will show you how to carve a face (or a picture) on to a pumpkin.

What you need:

  • Pumpkin
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Container
  • Sketch of face or picture
  • Tape
  • Sharp object (e.g. pencil or pen)
  • Miniature saw
  • Candle (optional)


  1. Draw a sketch on a page.
  2. Cut off the top of the pumpkin using a knife (ask an adult for help with this part). Cut it off at an angle going inwards as this will stop the lid from falling into the pumpkin.
  3. Remove the seeds from inside the pumpkin and put them into a container. Use a spoon to remove the insides if necessary.
  4. Tape the sketch on the pumpkin.
  5. Poke holes along the lines of the sketch using a sharp object (e.g. pen or pencil).
  6. Take off the sketch. Saw along the dots using the miniature saw.
  7. Pop out the pieces of the pumpkin.
  8. Put in the candle.

Did it work? Did you have fun? Is your pumpkin scary?

Post Author: Nicola Pigott

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