How to Carve an Elsa Pumpkin From the Disney Movie Frozen

Updated on September 22, 2016
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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

Pumpkin, Stencils, Spray Adhesive, Thumbtack, Carving Saws, Carving Tools
Pumpkin, Stencils, Spray Adhesive, Thumbtack, Carving Saws, Carving Tools | Source

What you will Need

  • Pumpkin
  • 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

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Elsa Pumpkin Stencil

Lightly Spray the Back of the Stencil With the Spray Adesive, Then Stick Onto the Pumpkin

The spray adhesive turns your template into a giant sticker. You can lift the stencil as many times as you want. Try not to get too many wrinkles.
The spray adhesive turns your template into a giant sticker. You can lift the stencil as many times as you want. Try not to get too many wrinkles. | Source

Use a Thumb Tack to Outline the Gray

As you can see the thumb tack does a more detail outline then the plastic poking tool that is out at Halloween
As you can see the thumb tack does a more detail outline then the plastic poking tool that is out at Halloween | Source

With a Small Saw Tool Cut the Black

Cut right on through the stuck on stencil
Cut right on through the stuck on stencil | Source

Remove Stencil

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

Start with the most detailed areas first, the eyes then the lips. This is when you can get confused with the pattern and will need the second copy of the stencil as a guide
Start with the most detailed areas first, the eyes then the lips. This is when you can get confused with the pattern and will need the second copy of the stencil as a guide | Source

With the U-Gouge Tool Peel Away the Pumpkin Skin

Don't go too deep, the aim here, is just to peel the orange layer of skin.
Don't go too deep, the aim here, is just to peel the orange layer of skin. | Source

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Finished Carving

Although I did not use it here, you can use steal wool to smooth the surface of the carved area
Although I did not use it here, you can use steal wool to smooth the surface of the carved area | Source

Cut Lid

When cutting the lid of a pumpkin go in at an angle to the pumpkin and make the cuts an odd shape
When cutting the lid of a pumpkin go in at an angle to the pumpkin and make the cuts an odd shape | Source

Gut and Thin the Inside of the Pumpkin

You only need to thin the area of the pumpkin that has the carving. To do this place one hand on top of the carving, this will protect it while you are scraping and thinning the pumpkin wall. When you feel the scrapper moving on the inside of the pum
You only need to thin the area of the pumpkin that has the carving. To do this place one hand on top of the carving, this will protect it while you are scraping and thinning the pumpkin wall. When you feel the scrapper moving on the inside of the pum | Source

Clean the Cut Areas for a Sharp Finish

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Everybody Sing!

Enjoy and Happy Carving

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