1. Clean out the pumpkin, scraping the flesh thinnest in the region in which you’ll carve the design. Use a photocopier to enlarge or reduce the pattern to fit the pumpkin.
  2. Attached the pattern to the pumpkin with tape.
  3. Use a pin to make closely spaced pin pricks along the stencil lines, piercing the paper.
  4. Use thin crafts, linoleum, or wood-cutting knives to carve the pattern. Cut completely through solid lines. Simply peel away skin within dotted line (known as “etching”) to enhance features. You may want to etch before you carve to avoid breakage.
  5. Take a picture of the final results and tag us in your photo and use the hashtag #muskokabearwear