Here I am going to show you how to carve a pumpkin with duct/duck tape, I thought up this idea when I was going to start carving my pumpkin and I did not want to draw the picture on because its can be hard to get the marker off, so I cut some duct/duck tape and used it as a stencil. For me, this work a lot better and I think the result was really cool
You will need:
-Duct/duck tape (doesn't matter what brand it is)
-Knifes (i carved my pumpkin with an x-acto knife)
-picture or drawing (what every you want the pumpkin to look like)
Step 1: Prepare the Stencil
First, decide what you want to carve on your pumpkin, I chose a wolf in front of a moon, then cut it out and place it on top of a piece of duck tape. Now cut it out. I'm also going to show you how to carve the instructables robot into your pumpkin. Once the stencil is cut out apply it to your pumpkin
Step 2: Prepare the Stencle (ROBOT)
This is how I made the robot stencil.
Step 3: Start Carving
First, start by cutting the top off and gutting the insides. Then you can start carving the picture or face out, I used an x-acto knife to carve the pumpkin because it easier to get the details in. to make a lighter spot on your pumpkin carve that place out deeper, to make it a darker spot don't carve that place very much or not at all. For instance, I didn't carve shave the wolf down at all so it wouldn't glow, but I shaved the moon down almost all the way in some places so that it would be brighter and look kinda like the moon. For the robot do the same but make it more exact, not so gradually
Step 4: Finishing Touches
Now your pretty much done but you may want to clean all the gunk out of the crack, make the edges edgier, and add a candle!
Step 5: The Finished Pumpkin
Here are some pictures of what my pumpkins looked like. Hope yours turn out!
Ask if you have any questions
Finalist in the
Duct Tape Tough Contest