How to Carve a Pumpkin to Make It Look Like a Ghost

Two Methods:Printable Pumpkin Carving TemplateCarving a Pumpkin to Make It Look Like a Ghost

What would Halloween be without a ghost sitting on your porch or at the window looking out at all the trick-or-treaters? Well, make it look like it!

Printable Pumpkin Carving Template

To use this template, print it out and tape it to your pumpkin wherever it fits best. Try to pick a surface that is relatively free of blemishes, if possible. Then, use a sharp, narrow implement like a toothpick to poke holes through the paper and create a guide that will help you carve your pumpkin.

Printable Ghost Pumpkin Template

Carving a Pumpkin to Make It Look Like a Ghost

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    Pick out the nicest looking pumpkin you can find,(Not bruised or scratched) but it should be ripe.
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    Put down newspaper on a flat surface for easy clean-up(optional)
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    First, carve open the pumpkin and take all the seeds out.
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    Now, take a pencil and draw a wiggly line on the side of the face.
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    Do the same on the other side.
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    With your pencil, follow the lines and make a top of a circle to form the top of its head.
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    Make small wiggly lines in the bottom of the pumpkin.
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    Carve on your lines.
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    Draw eyes on the ghost shaped piece that will fall out.
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    Carve.
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    Place toothpicks, one in each eye, and stick the other side of the toothpicks on the top of the carved part that is caved into the pumpkin.
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    Enjoy.

Tips

  • If a cut section of your design doesn't really remove the first time, run the knife around it again, then push on that section from the inside. Keep doing that until it comes out.

Warnings

  • Be careful with the knives.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Knives
  • Pumpkin
  • Toothpicks

Article Info

Categories: Halloween Pumpkins