Cannibal Pumpkin – Carving a Small Pumpkin

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Pumpkin Carving Expert Tom Nardone demonstrates carving a small pumpkin.

    Tom Nardone: Hi! I'm Tom from ExtremePumpkins.

    com and we're carving a Cannibal Pumpkin. First, we're going to carve this little pumpkin. I want to tell you about how I picked this particular one, to die this type of death.

    One is, I wanted a pumpkin that was about or no bigger than, 1/4th the height of this pumpkin. The smaller the better really, because this guy is going to fit this one in its mouth entirely. Get them too close in size, it just doesn't work.

    Second, when you look at a pumpkin, sometimes I see the stem as like its hair and this guy's hair is stick and straight up, like he's scared, scared crapless.

    So, now let's carve a scared expression on its face. I'm sure he wouldn't be happy, if he was been eaten. Before I carve, I like to use a dry-erase marker and draw the face on the pumpkin. If I don't like what I see, I will rub it off. If I do like what I see, I carve it and then rub off what I left behind later. So here we go.

    Some eyes, maybe eyes that are looking up, that is tormentor. Big nostrils, because when you are scared, you know your nose is supposed to flare, and there may be a big, wide mouth, with the couple of teeth in it.

    Aaaah! He is saying. Like that, how does that look? So I have to carve him. I'm not going to gut this one, it's a pie pumpkin, which means it's almost solid, you know flesh. They're used for baking. So, I'm just going to carve it. Pull out the pieces and kind of leave the seeds and everything in there.

    You probably agree with my kindergarten teacher, I'm not doing a very good job of keeping in the lines. But like I said, that dry-erase marker is really going to help out in the end, because I can just wipe away what I have missed.

    Here is how, I do teeth. I do the vertical parts first. I just keep jabbing the saw in, to cut, to make these vertical cuts. This one, I'm going to go all the way to the top, to where it meets up, may divide this in two.

    Now, I'm going to do the horizontal parts. Go across the top of the two teeth and then I'm going to get this little valley in here too. So, now pull out all these pieces individually. Just pop out, this piece pops out.

    This guy just going to come out if I convince him hard enough. Now, we got our individual teeth there. We'll do the eyes next. Now what is particularly entertaining about the eyes are just going to looking up, at this guy.

    Well, that wasn't my best work ever, but it's just a pumpkin. It's going to ride on the porch in a few days anyway. What I like about carving pumpkins, you don't have to be that good at it. This is a fun design now and you will definitely get a lot of comments from your neighbors, having this big pumpkin, eating the little pumpkin on the porch.

    So here we go. Nostrils are something for me, it's just a pain to carve them. So sometime I use a drill, to drill them out. Here we go. You don't have to do this, I mean you can use your little tool and do the work. But for me two holes, that's the job of a power drill.

    Okay, we got our guy, he is pretty scared. Maybe I'll carve out the iris of his eyes with my little multi-tool to get this done fast. Sounds like a trip to the dentist office, but it works real well. And I'll do the teeth too. Some pearly-whites for you my friend. There we go, one scared pumpkin.

    Next step, I'm going to show you how to gut a giant pumpkin. Then after that we'll carve the whole face of the big guy.