Love Star Wars? For Halloween, we created a fun Star Wars stormtrooper pumpkin carving to decorate our front porch.
Yes, that title is a cheesy reference to T.I. Don’t judge me.
Growing up my family always went pumpkin picking and together as a family we would carve our pumpkins for Halloween, it’s one of those fond memories of childhood that makes me smile.
My husband’s family wasn’t really big on carving pumpkins, so he couldn’t even remember when the last time he carved a pumpkin was. That was absolutely unacceptable to me, so to the pumpkin
patch bin, we went!
After a lot of thought, we decided that a Star Wars pumpkin was perfect for us! My husband really wanted to carve a Stormtrooper. We found a great Stormtrooper face template using a Google image search.
How to Make a Stormtrooper Pumpkin Carving
The template we chose didn’t have a full outline of the Stormtrooper helmet. It was mostly just the face. That kept this design easy to do, but still recognizable.
We bought a neat little kit with a tool that pokes little holes in the pumpkin as you trace the outline.
Then we got to work carving out our designs! We found that using a pocket knife and a spoon worked WAY better than the shaving tools from our $4 kit. Go figure since the tool that poked tiny holes was so useful.
We decided to shave out most of the pumpkin. But we left a thin layer of pumpkin rather than carving out holes. It makes the pumpkin look better in the daylight. But it doesn’t glow as bright at night.
The Stormtrooper pumpkin came out really well. It’s a perfect representation of our household a Star Wars pumpkin 😉 The next picture was at night, so it kinda sucks but it needed to be shown.
Now my husband is hooked on pumpkin carving and can’t wait to make more elaborate ones next year. I’m good with it especially if it means more pumpkin seeds to roast and eat. 😉
Have you carved pumpkins this year? Did you use them to decorate in a different way?
Check out some of my other pumpkin carvings!