Intro: How to Shave a Pumpkin
3) Pumpkin shaver and stencil roller
5) Pen or Rub-a-Dub sharpie
Step 1: Pick Out a Pumpkin!
When picking out a pumpkin, be sure to select the one with the least imperfections in order to make it easier to shave.
Step 2: Buy Necessary Utensils
In this case, the necessary utensil would be a pumpkin shaver.
Step 3: Select a Stencil
Go online to search for your desired stencil that will be used to shave onto the pumpkin. In many cases, the pumpkin shaver will come with a stencil booklet.
Step 4: Paste Stencil
Mount the stencil onto the pumpkin (tape would work the best.)
Step 5: Trace Stencil
Trace the desired stencil design onto the pumpkin by using the stencil roller that came in the pack with the previously purchased pumpkin shaver.
Step 6: Take Off the Stencil
Carefully dismount the stencil off the pumpkin.
Step 7: Retrace Stencil
If needed, go over the stencil with a pen. This usually helps make it easier to see the design when shaving.
Step 8: Insert Blade
Insert the specific blade needed into the pumpkin shaver. Within the pumpkin shaver pack, there were three optional blades. This included a sharp edged, rounded edged, and a square edged blade. Each having a different function.
Step 9: Begin Shaving
This is the fun part! Now, using the specific blade needed, carefully shave over the lines created by the stencil.
Step 10: Smooth Everything Out
Once you are done shaving the design onto the pumpkin, go back in and smooth the shaved lines out.
Step 11: Present Pumpkin
Now that your pumpkin is now shaved with a nice design, present your pumpkin in any way you want to inside your home or outside!