Learn to carve a Mickey Mouse Pumpkin using a Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Stencil. Mickey Mouse Pumpkin carving is easier than you think. How cute is this Mickey Pumpkin?
Mickey Mouse Pumpkin
Tonight we carved our first ever family pumpkin from one of the Best Pumpkin Patches in South Florida. Carving a pumpkin with a toddler was a scary thought and I knew I wanted to keep the tools simple and not use large carving tools for the design.
We wanted to keep B into the project so we let her select the design. It is no surprise it is was a Disney character. Mickey Mouse is always a good idea. Disney had a great template for a Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Stencil.
Supplies for Mickey Mouse Pumpkin
- Printer to print the template
- Thumb tack
Instructions for Mickey Mouse Pumpkin
1 - Print the template.
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.
3 - Clean out the inside. We separated the guts and the seeds for cooking tomorrow.
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.
5 - After outlining all black areas remove the template from the pumpkin.
6 - Using a small knife cut along the dots.
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.
8 - Place a candle inside and enjoy!
Did you carve a pumpkin this year? Any tips we missed?
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Omg love your pumpkin ?
Thank you. I am so excited about how it turned out.
Rebecca @ AAUBlog says
This looks brilliant - seems straightforward too. It looks so stunning when lit
Thank you. It was my first time carving a pumpkin and I was nervous but shocked how easy it was. Time consuming, but simple.
Love it!!! May need to try the vinegar and water soak. My pumpkin is going strong with the vaseline.
Thank you. We are excited about how it turned out. I am a vinegar lover so it made sense to me to do the soak.