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How to Carve/3D Sculpt Pumpkins

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Ray has a spectacular how-to on 3D sculpting pumpkins, he writes:

“If you have yet to try and carve a pumpkin in a 3-D manner you need to. Its fun and everybody enjoys a cool pumpkin. Unfortunately they begin to rot less than a week after carving so be sure to take plenty of pictures. You can experiment with ways of preserving them but I find nothing works better than a nice photo. Some chefs that I have carved for put lemon juice on the faces to help slow down the natural molding process that will occur.

Picking out the right pumpkin is very important. You need a pumpkin with a thick wall. To get this kind you will have to choose one that is very heavy for its size. Also avoid perfectly round pumpkins and opt for ones that have a protruding ridge that sticks out on one side. These shapes make nice faces as you could imagine how difficult it would be to carve a 3-D face onto a shallow flat surface. “

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2 thoughts on “How to Carve/3D Sculpt Pumpkins

  1. Petroleum jelly will slow down the decay process and keep the pumpkin from dying out. It’s the best thing to put on any carved pumpkin on any parts not covered by skin.

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