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Halloween

Explore 256 recipes, 431 projects, 124 articles, 88 galleries, 402 videos, and more

Pumpkin Leaf and Tendril How-To

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Jack the Winker: How to Light a Pumpkin

Steps:3
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Two-Faced Pumpkin with Wall Projection

Steps:4
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Funkin Witch Carousel

Steps:8
Materials
  • Witch template
  • Printer
  • Plain printer paper
  • Pencil
  • Funkin
  • Utility knife
  • Pumpkin carving tools
  • 1/4-inch dowel cut into three 12-inch pieces
  • Craft glue
  • Paint brush
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Decorative moss
  • Black and orange glitter
  • Battery-powered light
  • Motorized lazy Susan (optional)
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Celtic Knot Pumpkins

Steps:2
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Spider Squash

Steps:5
What would Halloween be without a macabre evocation of the denizens of the night? These multilegged creatures rise up from the damp earth and moss to skitter across cold stones.
Materials
  • Dark-color squash
  • Spider template
  • Scissors
  • Keyhole saw
  • Fleshing tool
  • Masking tape
  • Awl
  • Linoleum cutter set
  • Strand of 25 miniature outdoor lights
  • Glass jar
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Nosey Pumpkins

Steps:4
It's easy to create these gawking heads. Just draw faces or print our templates, and carve.
Materials
  • Pumpkin Face templates
  • A keyhole saw or serrated knife
  • Plaster scraper or large spoon
  • Black marker and white paper or our template
  • Masking tape
  • Needle tool (from an art-supply store) or awl
  • Serrated utility knife
  • Miniature flashlights, battery-powered candles, or light sticks
  • Apple corer
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Undead Pumpkins

Steps:3
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Gourds in the Graveyard

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Pumpkin carving
You can carve just one frightful tombstone or enough gruesome grave-marker pumpkins to haunt an entire cemetery. The more, the scarier.
Materials
  • Pumpkins, pulp removed and flesh scraped to 3/4 inch
  • Gourds in the graveyard templates
  • Clear or masking tape
  • Awl or T-pin
  • Wood gouge
  • Linoleum cutter
  • Large-bulb outdoor string lights
  • Glass jars
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Fanged Pumpkins

Steps:6
Grouped together on the mantel, Drac-o'-lantern and tiny winged pals create a Transylvanian scene. Run-of-the-mill pushpins turn into devilish red eyes.
Materials
  • For vampire pumpkin: Thumbtack or pin
  • Small white pumpkin (For a big bite, choose a small pumpkin so the plastic vampire teeth seem huge)
  • Plastic vampire teeth
  • Mouth template
  • For bat: Black construction paper
  • Small white pumpkin
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Wing template
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