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Paige Hemmis, Orly Shani, Ken Wingard, Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison are giving you tips on how to carve pumpkins.

Materials for Paige's Pumpkin

  • Pumpkins (various sizes)
  • Gourd (for tail)
  • Paint brush
  • Black paint
  • Carving tools
  • Bamboo sticks/ toothpicks
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black foam core

Materials for Orly's Pumpkin

  • Pumpkin
  • White paint
  • Paint brush
  • Bamboo stick
  • Red yarn
  • Sharpie

Materials for Ken's Pumpkin

  • Fake pumpkin
  • Black paint
  • Brush
  • Carving tools
  • Battery operated string lights
  • Decorative miniatures
  • Pen

Materials for Debbie's Pumpkin

  • Fake pumpkin
  • Pink paint
  • Paint brush
  • Doll
  • Rhinestones/embellishments
  • Fabric tack
  • Lace
  • Carving tools

Materials for Cameron's Pumpkin

  • Pumpkins (one large and two small)
  • Gourd
  • Carving tools
  • Wheat
  • Skewer sticks
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Directions for Paige's Pumpkin

1. Paint gourd and pumpkins black. Let dry.
2. Using carving tools, cut out cat eyes.
3. Carve the top/stem off of the pumpkin head.
4. Flip pumpkin head upside down onto the cats body pumpkin. The carved out hole on the head will go over the stem of the body.
5. Add gourds and small pumpkins (paws) to create the cat.
6. Cut out cat ears from black foam core and attach to pumpkin with glue or toothpicks.
7. Enjoy

Directions for Orly's Pumpkin

1. Paint pumpkin white, let dry.
2. Using a sharpie, draw two lines to replicate baseball seams.
3. Poke a carving tool into the pumpkin and using the same tool, insert the yarn.
4. Drag yarn across the seam and poke into pumpkin with carving tool to create a fake stitch.
5. Repeat until seams are finished.
6. Enjoy!

Directions for Ken's Pumpkin

1. Paint fake pumpkin black. Let dry.
2. Free hand the pattern you want to carve out (or use stencil or clip art online).
3. Carve out large front circle and fence with carving tools .
4. Place miniatures to create a spooky setting.
5. Poke lights through the back of the pumpkin and turn on.
6. Enjoy!

Directions for Debbie's Pumpkin

1. Paint fake pumpkin pink. Let dry.
2. Carve out small hole on top of the pumpkin where the stem is. Use doll to measure and check the correct sizing.
3. Place doll on top of pumpkin and begin decorating the dress with lace, rhinestones, and embellishments.
4. Enjoy!

Directions for Cameron's Pumpkin

1. Carve out a large mouth with teeth from your giant pumpkin.
2. Partially cut out two eyes and place smaller pumpkins in.
3. Secure pumpkin eyes with skewer.
4. Partially cut out a groove for the nose. Insert gourd and secure with skewer.
5. Poke holes on top of the pumpkin and insert hay pieces for hair.
6. Enjoy!

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