Gather the Tools 

- Pumpkin carving kit (knife, scooper, carving tool, poker tool. A pushpin or thumbtack works well.)
- Pumpkin big enough to fit your pattern
- Great Wolf Lodge pumpkin carving pattern

Prepare your Pumpkin

Cut off the top of the pumpkin by cutting into the pumpkin around the stem. Scoop out the inside of the pumpkin until it is clean.




Place your Pattern

Cut the pattern out of the full sheet of paper and tape it to your pumpkin. Cut slits or pleat the paper to help it fit around the pumpkin’s curves.




Poke, poke, poke!

Use a pushpin or poker tool to poke holes around the black areas of the pattern, creating an outline of the pattern on your pumpkin.




Cut it Out

Once you’ve finished poking the outline of your entire pattern, remove the paper from the pumpkin. Using a carving tool or small knife and carve along the lines. Be sure to start with the smaller pieces, and work your way out from the middle.




Show it Off!
Add a flameless candle and share a photo of your pumpkin using hashtag #GWLHowlOWeen on Instagram or Twitter, or post it on Great Wolf Lodge’s Facebook page.