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Olaf Even Looks Good In The Fall with This DIY Olaf Pumpkin-Carving Template

“Oh, I don’t know why, but I’ve always loved the idea of summer, and sun, and all things hot!” – Olaf. We couldn’t agree more Olaf… but sure enough fall has arrived. So, why not bring a touch of Olaf’s sweetness to this crispy, sweater-weather season?! Thanks to DisneyFamily, you can create your own jack-o’-lantern inspired by the lovable snowman from Disney’s Frozen. The great thing about this version of Olaf? He won’t melt.

 

What You’ll Need:

  • – Pumpkin(s)
  • – Pumpkin carving kit
  • – Water-based marker (optional)
  • – Paper towels
  • – Clear tape
  • – Toothpicks
  • – Small tree sticks

Directions:

1. There are two ways to transfer your design onto the pumpkin. One is to copy it freehand onto a clean, dry pumpkin with a water-based marker (mistakes can be easily corrected with a paper towel). The other is to tape your template to the pumpkin, then score the design into the skin by poking holes through the template with a nail or plastic poking tool (available in some pumpkin-carving kits).

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2. Carve by starting at the center of your design and working outward (this avoids putting pressure on areas already carved). Begin with the innermost and smallest details. As each shape loosens up, gently push it out of the pumpkin with a finger or a dull pencil point (a good job for young kids).

3. Optional: use 2 more pumpkins (1 slightly smaller than his head and 1 slightly larger) to create Olaf’s body. Cut 1 circle in the middle pumpkin and 2 circles in the bottom pumpkin (these are his buttons). Cut the tops off of the 2 pumpkins that make up his body so the pumpkins sit carefully inside one another.Use 3 small tree sticks and put them on top of his head. Use 2 small tree sticks to create arms (put 1 on each side of the middle pumpkin).Carefully stack all of the pumpkins in order and make sure he’s in a safe place where he can’t topple over!

4. Lastly, put your jack-o’-lantern in a place of honor (away from flammables), and remember to blow out all candles before you go to sleep.

5. Additional Information: If you cut something you didn’t intend to stick a toothpick through the flesh side of the piece and fit it back into place. Cutting should be done by an adult.

Source: DisneyFamily

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.