GetGeared Guru and team member Matt has a not so secret talent. He is a master pumpkin carver. Every year he shows off his carving skills by making fantastic Disney pumpkins with his daughters. This year he’s agreed to teach us how to make our very own motorcycle pumpkin!
Step one: Decide which bike you want on your pumpkin and pick a pumpkin large enough.
Step two: Carefully cut out the top of the pumpkin to make a lid. Make sure the hole is big enough that you can fit your hand inside the pumpkin with ease.
Step three: Scoop out the inside of the pumpkin including the seeds. Scrape the inside of the wall you will be carving into. The thinner the wall the more light will shine through. Once you’ve done all of this, give your pumpkin a wipe on the outside, so you have a clean base to draw onto.
Step four: Draw the bike onto your pumpkin. Shade the parts you want to completely cut out.
(CHEAT: If like me, you’re not very good at drawing, you can print your bike of choice in black and white to make into a stencil. Cut into the lines of the stencil on the pumpkin to create an outline that you can use as a guide.)
Step five: Cut along all the lines of the bike to make an outline. Starting with the smaller areas, push through the pieces so the bike starts to take shape.
Step six: Once you have pushed out all the main pieces, gentley scrape away the other areas to create detail on the bike. Make sure to scrape out the areas that are meant to be lighter. The lighter you want the area to be, the deeper. you need to carve.
Step seven: When you’ve done this it’s time to get your candle.Turn out the lights to reveal your motorbike pumpkin! Carefully carve any final details into your pumpkin.
Step eight: Take a picture of your pumpkin and show it to us using the hashtags #greatbritishcarveoff #GetGeared. The pumpkin with the most likes on our social channel will win a £50 gift voucher to spend with us. The winner will be chosen on Monday the 31st of October 2016.