How to carve totally awesome Halloween bunny pumpkins

Why not do something a bit different this Halloween with these ideas for bunny Jack-o-lanterns? Simply print out the template and follow these step by step instruction to make your own bunny-tastic Halloween decoration.

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halloween bunny pumpkin carving

You will need

halloween bunny pumpkin carving kit
Everything you need to know to here make a fool proof bunny-tastic Halloween decoration.

You will need

  • Medium to large pumpkin
  • Serrated kitchen knife
  • A large spoon or ice cream scoop
  • Pen
  • Printer (Optional)
  • Some masking tape
  • Step 1

    Cut a circle in the top of the pumpkin to form a lid. If you do this at an angle this will help stop it falling in.

    halloween bunny pumpkin carving lid
  • Step 2

    Scoop out the soft contents, leaving the wall of the pumpkin. An ice cream scoop works really well for this.

    halloween bunny pumpkin carving scoop hollow
  • Step 3

    Download the templates in the link at the top of the page and print them out. If you don't have a printer you can always drawing them out yourself on a piece of paper.

    halloween bunny pumpkin carving printable template
  • Step 4

    Attach the template to the pumpkin using tape.

    halloween pumpkin carving template
  • Step 5

    Use a pen to make a dotted line along all the lines on the template. Make sure you pierce the paper each time so that you're left with dotted lines on the pumpkin that will act as a guide. Remember to keep the template to refer to when you're carving.

    halloween bunny pumpkin carving template pen
  • Step 6

    Take a serrated kitchen knife and start by making rough cuts you get the big pieces of pumpkin out first, you can go back and clean up the edges of your design later. It can help to hold the pumpkin in your lap as it's easier when the face is gazing up at you.

    halloween bunny pumpkin carving knife

Top tips to make you pumpkin last longer

Try spreading petroleum jelly on the cut edges as this will help to seal in moisture.

If your pumpkin still shrivels a few days later, it can be revived by soaking in cold water for up to eight hours.n

Another great tip is to make a chimney. Simply look to see where the lid has blackened and cut a small hole there to let the heat out.