Mickey Mouse Pumpkin

Tonight we carved our first ever family pumpkin.  Bailey got to select the design so it is no surprise it is Mockey Mouse.  Disney had a great template.  

What you need

  • Pumpkin
  • Printer to print the template
  • Tape
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Thumb tack 

Instructions 

Step 1 – Print the template.  

Step 2 – Cut a hole in the bottom of the pumpkin.  I know most people cut the top off but after reading a bunch of blogs we tried cutting the bottom and it worked well.     
  Step 3 – Clean out the inside.  We separated the guts and the seeds for cooking tomorrow.   
Step 4 – Cut out the template and tape it to  the pumpkin.  Using a thumb tack make small holes around the black areas in the template.  

  
Step 5 – After outlining all black areas remove the template from the pumpkin.  

 Step 6 – Using a small knife cut along the dots.    
Step 7 – Remove the areas that were black on the template and soak the pumpkin in a mixture of vinegar and water and then add Vaseline to the cut areas to help preserve it.  

  
Step 8 – Place a candle inside and enjoy!
   
 Did you carve a pumpkin this year?   Any tips we missed?  

 

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