Pumpkin carving has become a traditional activity used to celebrate the upcoming of Halloween for many years now. The uprising of pumpkin patches in local neighborhoods and grocery stores have made finding a perfectly plump pumpkin an easy task. However, the actual carving part is another story. Cutting through a meaty, bulky pumpkin can be tiresome no matter what tools you use. This year put away your expensive steak knives and take a trip to your local pumpkin farm. When walking around try not to ignore those ghostly white pumpkins off in the corner. These ill-looking berries actually make the perfect blank canvas for all your spooky ideas.
This DIY put these outcast pumpkins to use in a no mess, no knives needed activity making it perfect for younger children. You only need one hand-picked white pumpkin and a sharpie. If you decide to go with a more intricate design, other tools such as stencils, paint, and glitter can be used.
Ditching the traditional jack-o-lantern face behind can bring a refreshing twist to mundane pumpkin “carving” so don’t be afraid to step outside the box. In this tutorial we are drawing inspiration from a popular Disney movie called Big Hero 6. Baymax from Big Hero 6, is an all white character with a simple design, making him an easy project! If you are unsure of what you want to make your pumpkin into, try drawing some inspiration from popular movies or television series. (Jack Skeleton would be a great addition to this Baymax pumpkin!) Putting this decoration on my front porch will definitely please my trick-or-treating crowd as they await for candy! He also makes a cute, simple addition for office spaces or countertops.
1 White Pumpkin (any size)
1 Black Sharpie (additional colors can be used as well)
3 Minute DIY: “Baymax” Pumpkin:
Step 1: Draw a circle. Fill it in with the black sharpie so that no white remains inside the circle.
Step 2: Draw another circle parallel to the other circle. Fill this circle in with black sharpie like in Step 1.
Step 3: Draw a thin line connecting the two circles a little below the center of the circles.
Step 4: Put the cap on your sharpie. Allow 1-2 minutes for the sharpie ink to dry before touching. YOU ARE DONE!
This tutorial is that simple! It’s a great way to usher in Halloween with no stress and no mess. Think about drawing on pumpkin faces next time you don’t feel like spending hours on carving. The possibilities are endless with these white pumpkins so don’t be afraid to try them out!