Introduction: Custom 3D Printed Jack O' Lantern

I will teach you how to make any custom image into a spooookkkyy Jack O' Lantern!

Have you ever seen those amazing designs on your neighbors' pumpkins? Well now, you can beat them with ANY design you desire.

Step 1: Materials

You will need

  1. Pumpkin
  2. Candle/ Light Emitting Object
  3. Ruler
  4. Pumpkin Carver
  5. Marker
  6. String
  7. Any image that you want on your pumpkin

IMPORTANT: You need a 3D Printer for this project, any color filament should work.

Step 2: Download Application

In order to do this project, you will need an application that will convert your image to a 3D printable image.

Here is one option: DOWNLOAD –

Step 3: Open Your Image

You might need to change the language:

Go to: Iniciar

Hover over: Idioma

Select: English

Now simply open your image!

Generate your 3D file and save it.

Step 4: Making the File

  1. Go to 3D STL
  2. Input a height and width that will fit into your pumpkin
  3. Generate the 3D image
  4. Download your STL

Now put your file into your printer software (I'm using Cura for this part)

Make sure the height of your model is at least 4 millimeters.

Now you can Print!

Step 5: Cutting the Pumpkin

Measure the dimensions of your object with a ruler onto a string.

The string allows you to measure your object accordingly on a curved surface.

Mark the pumpkin!

Step 6: Marking Pumpkin

Complete all 4 corners!

Step 7: Cutting Pumpkin

Cut the top of the pumpkin with your carver!

Step 8: Empty Out the Pumpkin

Empty out all the seeds and guts of your pumpkin.

Bonus: You can create some pumpkin seeds with this recipe

Step 9: Cut the Four Corners of Your Pumpkin

Cut the corners carefully!

Step 10: Insert Your Image!

Place the image into your newly cut out pumpkin.

Note: You may need to adjust the canvas you cut accordingly to fit your image.

Step 11: Place the Candle Inside

Grab a lighter (With adult supervision if needed!)

Simply place the candle/ light up device in your pumpkin carefully, on a flat surface.

Ignite the candle!

Step 12: ENJOY!

You now have an awesome custom-made Jack O' Lantern! Prepare to amaze people on October 31st!

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