Etched Fox and Bunny Pumpkins
Step into our fairy-tale realm, where all woodland critters get along. The secret to these sweet (and impressive) creations is our bunny and fox templates.
Before you begin, learn how we created these textured effects using a carve-by-color technique. Opt for a pale Lumina pumpkin: When lit from within, the exterior surface becomes multicolored. Get our helpful tips for picking a pumpkin that will last through October.
This project calls for two essential pumpkin carving tools: a keyhole saw and linoleum cutter. The first is used for its sharp teeth, which can slice through a pumpkin's tough shell and its flexible blade, which allows for curved cuts. The second is used to carve detail into the surface of a pumpkin (like whiskers and bushy tails) with great accuracy. Both pumpkins picture here are cut out from the bottom and hollowed out, then cast aglow with a battery-powered candle. Get our editor's tricks on how to safely light a pumpkin.
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