Finding Dory Pumpkin Carving Like a BOSS

The extent of my pumpkin carving skills end where my fork hits a whip-cream laden piece of pumpkin pie. When I learned that we’d be carving pumpkins with Master Pumpkin Carver, Joseph Yakovetic, I was just a wee bit nervous. But he explained the process so that even my Finding Dory pumpkin carving came out like a masterpiece. If I can do it, literally anyone can! This experience was part of an all expenses paid press junket. Everything shared here is unbiased.

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Finding Dory Pumpkin Carving

If you’re hosting a Halloween party these pumpkin carving tips will allow you to create some pretty epic ambiance. Plus, it’s tons of fun for the whole family!

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With graphite paper, a pen or pencil, black sharpie marker, some paint, paintbrush, and some carving tools, all you need to do is pick is a design. You can tear out your favorite coloring book page or print these adorable activity sheets by clicking the banner below.

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How to carve a picture into a pumpkin:

    • You’ll first want to make sure your pumpkin is clean. Using a disinfectant wipe will help it last longer by removing mold and bacteria from the surface.
  • Do not remove the stem. The pumpkin is still receiving nutrients from the stem and removing it will cause it to decay faster.
  • Align your picture over graphite paper and pin onto pumpkin.
  • Using a pen or pencil, trace over your picture. This transfers the graphite onto the pumpkin. No need for a heavy hand… you’ll only have more of a mess later. You just need light guidelines.
  • Remove image and graphite paper. Using a black Sharpie marker, go over all the graphite lines on the pumpkin. If the graphite clogs the marker, wipe on a piece of paper. Using the sides of the marker helps too.

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  • Once all the lines are traced with marker, wipe off access graphite with a baby wipe.
  • Paint your picture with your desired colors.
  • Using your carving tools, outline your image and carve out any areas you want to glow. (Eyeballs, teeth, accent lines… etc.)
  • Using a serrated kitchen knife, cut a square in the back of your pumpkin so you can clean out the guts. (Save the seeds for a snack!)
  • After the inside of the pumpkin is thoroughly scraped, put a light inside and see your work shine.

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Huge thanks goes to Joseph Yakovetic for showing us how to carve pumpkins like a pro. He is an amazing talent and fantastic teacher.

Check him out in action! This is a time lapse video of his work:

This was such a fun event. I mean, who doesn’t love hanging out at the Disney Studio lot carving pumpkins with their besties?!

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Shelley and Christa (The Fairytale Traveler)

Finding Dory Release Date

Finding Dory comes out on Bluray 11/15 and is available on Digital HD 10/25.

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Who will you be showing your awesome Finding Dory pumpkin carving to?

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  1. This looks like it was a great class to attend. Your directions are very clear and I would love to try this next time I carve a pumpkin.

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