How to Carve a Jolly Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin

This type of pumpkin carving is very fun! It does require time and some special tools but it definitely makes for some fun.

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How to Carve a Jolly Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin
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Linoleum carving tools and clay tools are VERY helpful.

Linoleum carving tools and clay tools are VERY helpful.

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My husband was nice enough to cut off the tough skin on the front half and hollow it out for me.

My husband was nice enough to cut off the tough skin on the front half and hollow it out for me.

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On tissue paper, I first drew a face that would fit.

On tissue paper, I first drew a face that would fit.

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Using a pencil to draw onto pumpkin under the tracing paper.

Using a pencil to draw onto pumpkin under the tracing paper.

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Cutting out the first eye. Save pieces for ears and nose.

Cutting out the first eye. Save pieces for ears and nose.

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A towel helps hold round pumpkin in place. .

A towel helps hold round pumpkin in place. .

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Carving in some guide lines

Carving in some guide lines

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Clay tool works great!

Clay tool works great!

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Eye pieces will work for ears and nose tip.

Eye pieces will work for ears and nose tip.

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Toothpicks help hold add-ons in place.

Toothpicks help hold add-ons in place.

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Adding a nose tip. You'll find that pumpkin shavings work as putty.

Adding a nose tip. You'll find that pumpkin shavings work as putty.

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Starting on teeth...

Starting on teeth...

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The paint brush helps remove shavings.

The paint brush helps remove shavings.

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Ears...

Ears...

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Again the toothpicks are a great help!

Again the toothpicks are a great help!

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It makes a mess but it's easy clean-up

It makes a mess but it's easy clean-up

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Airbrush white on teeth first

Airbrush white on teeth first

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Red next, followed by  brown, yellow then black outlining.

Red next, followed by brown, yellow then black outlining.

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The pumpkin is moist and paint is water base so drying will take time.

The pumpkin is moist and paint is water base so drying will take time.

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Brushing on some white acrylic to give eyes and lip shine.

Brushing on some white acrylic to give eyes and lip shine.

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The white on the eyes give them a shine.

The white on the eyes give them a shine.

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A smile to make YOU smile!

A smile to make YOU smile!

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