Easy Pumpkin Carving with a Dremel

Easy Pumpkin Carving with Dremel 7000 6V Rotary Tool

Carving pumpkins for Halloween is a classic fall tradition, but as many of us have found out the hard way, it isn't always easy. Large knives that slip when trying to slice through your pumpkin can sometimes make this tradition dangerous and hard for younger kids to join in. It also makes it hard to create the perfect design. Most just give up and create the generic Jack-O-Lantern face, while others try painting their pumpkin instead. That's where Dremel Rotary Tools come in!

Dremel makes it easy to create any design your mind can imagine, or that you can find on Pinterest! Your favorite Disney princess – Dremel can do that! An intricate web with Spiderman flying through the air – Dremel can do that too! Check out all of Dremel's pumpkin carving tools, and which ones will work best for your family, as well as some Pinterest ideas for this year's pumpkin carving masterpiece! 

Dremel Pumpkin Carving Tools

Dremel 7000 Rotary Tool with Attachments for Pumpkin Carving

How to Carve a Pumpkin Using Dremel Rotary Tools

Trace your pattern on your pumpkin

Step 1: Trace Your Pattern

If you have a pattern, start by tracing it with a washable marker or perforate along pattern using a skewer. If you’re having trouble keeping your pattern in one place while tracing or using the skewer, try using a push pin or two to keep the pattern in place.

Etch traced pattern using 191 high-speed cutter with Dremel Rotary Tool.

Step 2: Carve with Your Dremel Rotary Tool

Once your pattern is traced, start carving using your Dremel Rotary Tool. You’ll start by engraving your pumpkin using the 191-high-speed cutter attachment.

Use Dremel Rotary Tool and 194 high-speed cutter attachment.

Step 3: Etch Away Any Larger Spaces

Now, you can etch away any larger spaces that you wish to add a glow to using the 194 Dremel high-speed cutter.

Use Dremel EZ Drum Mandrel with Dremel Rotary Tool.

Step 4: Smooth out Any Bumps

Lastly, smooth out any bumps in your design with a sanding band, such as the Dremel EZ Drum Mandrel. That’s it! You’re all set to add some Halloween fun to your home. 

Pinterest Pumpkin Carving Ideas

You can use your normal pumpkin carving routine, or you can try a Dremel and get even more creative this year! We've compiled some of the best and most creative pumpkin carving examples using a Dremel Rotary Tool that we could find on Pinterest and put them all in one place. Take a look, and try a few this Halloween season! Do it Best Pumpkin Carving Pinterest Board

Halloween Carving Stencils
Detailed Video of Using a Dremel to Carve a Pumpkin
Pumpkin Carving with a Dremel
Carving a Scooby Doo Pattern on a Pumpkin

Dremel Pumpkin Carving Options

Pumpkin carving is one of those traditions that's fun for the whole family! Now's the perfect time to try a new way to enjoy family time with Dremel Rotary tools. They're perfect for all ages to carve their favorite Halloween scene, Disney character, or any other masterpiece they can come up with. Shop doitbest.com or stop by your local Do it Best store to get what you need!

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