Thinking about carving a Finding Dory pumpkin? Lucky for you that I just spent the morning with my best blogging mamas and Disney’s Master Carver Joseph Yakovetic. Even I was impressed with what I was able to do! Here you’ll find instructions on how I made my super cool Finding Dory pumpkin along with printables of other activities like luminaries and paper bag people.
Finding Dory Pumpkin and Printables
While I love being super creepy at Halloween, I also love the idea of getting my son and his friends together to do something on the cuter side. Hey, I have to get it while it lasts right?
While at Walt Disney Studios last week for the Doctor Strange Event, I was given the opportunity with 24 other blogging ladies to carve pumpkins with the great Joseph Yakovetic. Known for his amazing work in design and sculpting everything from props to costumes, I was literally being taught by the best.
Download your printables by clicking the image below:
Here’s how I did it:
- Traced my stencil over graphite paper (art store)
- Traced the graphite impression with sharpie
- Painted with acrylics
- Carved the outline with a stamp carving tool (art store)
- Cut square, scooped and used a tea light BOOM!
After all our hard work, Disney shipped us our pumpkins so we could share them with our families and carve them at home. My son LOVED the pumpkin and he thinks I’m like some pumpkin carving goddess now (which I’m okay with).
Watch Jospeh Yakovetic as he demonstrates the carving here:
I had so much fun carving my pumpkin and you will too. Don’t forget that Finding Dory comes out: