I love carving pumpkins, and I enjoy giving advice on how to do it.
Having an Elsa pumpkin on your porch this Halloween will make you the most popular house in the neighborhood. I have been using this different technique for over seven years. Read on for detailed instructions and pictures.
What You Will Need
2 copies of the stencil: One to stick onto the pumpkin and one for reference.
Spray adhesive: You can find it in craft stores and in most craft sections in department stores.
Thumb tack: The one pictured are sharp and pierce the paper much better then the plastic piercing tool you find at Halloween.
Saw tools: The smaller the blade the more control you have in your carving.
Carving tools: Loew-Cornell wood carving knives are very sharp and do an excellent job in carving, and peeling the skin. Also inexpensive.
Elsa stencil (which I made myself)
This Type of Thumb Tack Has a Better Grip Then the Flat Headed Thumb Tack
Elsa Pumpkin Stencil
Lightly Spray the Back of the Stencil With the Spray Adesive, Then Stick Onto the Pumpkin
Use a Thumb Tack to Outline the Gray
With a Small Saw Tool Cut the Black
Depending on how much spray adhesive was use there might be some glue left behind on the pumpkin. Gently rub it off with a paper towel.
Using the Flat Cutting Edge Wood Carving Tool Connect the Marks Made by the Thumb Tack