How to Carve a Cut Out Pattern
The Easy Way - Using Sticker Paper

This is what we will be carving.
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Gutting and Thinning our Pumpkin

Here's a step by step on the entire process

Here's Our Real Pumpkin

I love Kins with big Ass Thick Stems :-)

Mark Where to Cut the Top Off

I Marked with a Marker the Shape were Going to Cut the Lid.

We want to Place a Notch in the Back
This will help when you take the lid on and Off
You'll know exactly how to place it back on.

The Marker is just for the Tutor.
I Normally Just go for it!

Tools Used for Gutting and Thinning the Walls

Here's the Tools We will Use

a) Dry Wall Saw to Cut the Lid

b) The Monster Scoop Bought at Micheal's Craft Stores
to remove Seeds and Strings and Guts

c) Ceramic Loop Tool to Thin the walls, and Clean the Bottom.

Cut the Lid Off.

Grab the Dry wall Saw And Cut the Lid Off.

Hold the Saw on a 45 degree Angle
This will stop the Lid from dropping inside the Pumpkin.

Cut the Bottom of the Lid so it's Smooth

Remove the Lid
And Cut off the SLOP - Off the Bottom.- LMAO !
With the Dry Wall Saw.

See How Easy it is to Replace the Lid !

You can See how Easy it is to replace the Lid, With the Notch,

With-out the Notch, you would have to Keep spinning the lid until it goes on correctly
And Not Fun if you have multiple Pumpkins in your display...

Lets Gut that Mo-Fo !

Remove the Lid - Yes Again - LOL

Now Grab your Monster Scoop (or Large Spoon)

And Go Around the Walls and Bottom Scraping
To Losen the Strings and Seeds, and Other Sloppy Messy Stuff

We'll Clean Everything up Very Smooth with the Next Step / Tool.

Scoop it Out.

Now Scoop Out the String and Seeds
You can Toss it in the Trash (umm I mean Compost) ....

Or Seperate the seeds and Roast them.

A Look at our Progress

Our Pumpkin Now looks like this
We will now Clean the inside and Thin The Walls

You will clean ALL the walls, But making sure the Front wall
(The Front = where we are going to actually carve the Pumpkin)

needs to be about a 1/2" inch to say 3/4" inch thick.

Anything above that, is too thick !

Clean and Thin the Walls Tool

Grab Your Ceramic Loop Tool

$3.91 in our Shop

The Pear Shape One, works Best.

Start Cleaning and Thinning

Start inside the Bottom of the Wall and Pull the loop toward the top.

The Pumpkin Meat will come off in Strips
Again You Want the Walls about a 1/2" to 3/4" of an Inch thick.
Keep Going around the entire inside of the pumpkin,
Once Done Dump the insides in a trash can

Now just scrap the bottom a few times with the Loop and Dump Again.

Now It's Ready

Now Look at Our Finished Gutted Pumpkin

This Puppy's Ready to be Carved

St0ney Fastest Gutter in the West !
(well the East Coast)

Here's a Video of me Gutting a Pumpkin in Less then 50 seconds

I've Done it one time in 30 seconds
To win a Bet (wink)