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Pumpkins

Explore 75 projects, 17 articles, 10 galleries, 11 videos, and more

Witch Jack-o'-Lanterns

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Pumpkin Raccoon

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This raccoon bandit is intent on stealing some candy. His nose was made with a pointy gourd (especially good for sniffing out treats) that was fitted into a hole in the front of his pumpkin head.
Materials
  • 1 medium pumpkin
  • 1 large pumpkin
  • 2 mini pumpkins (for paws)
  • Pointed gourd (for nose)
  • Linoleum cutter, Lino Set No. 1 (No. 40203-1009), by Speedball, from Blick Art Materials
  • Toothpicks
  • Outdoor holiday lights (we used 20-light strands) or battery-powered candles
  • Glass or glass jar
  • Felt-tip pen or china marker
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Jack-o'-Clock

Steps:8
Cinderella pumpkins are bright orange and somewhat squat. Choose one with a clean, flat base, which will serve as the clock's face. The design is carved with a linoleum cutter, which removes only the outer flesh.
Materials
  • Squat pumpkin
  • Clock-Face and Clock-Hands template
  • Scissors
  • Keyhole saw
  • Fleshing tool
  • Masking tape
  • Awl
  • Linoleum cutter set
  • Strand of 25 miniature outdoor lights
  • Glass jar
  • Black card stock
  • Black-headed sewing pin
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Haunted Manor Pumpkins

Steps:2
Once the grandest house on the block, this multistory pumpkin mansion now features rickety shutters and boarded-up doors and windows. Cheesecloth ghosts wander the barren yard; lights illuminate the carved details, including the ghoulish residents.
Materials
  • Pumpkins
  • Grease pencil
  • Intricate Openings Templates
  • Square, ridged cookie cutter
  • Linoleum cutter
  • Straight pins
  • Wood gouge
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Wooden skewers (if stacking pumpkins)
  • Lights
  • Moss or leaves, to hide light cords
  • Cheesecloth
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Starch
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Peekaboo Pumpkins

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Black Magic Pumpkins

Steps:5
These puckish pumpkins with their paint-blackened rinds and orange-gold interiors, thumb their carved noses at traditional jack-o'-lanterns.
Materials
  • Pumpkins
  • Miniature carving saw
  • Plaster scraper
  • Masking tape
  • Black floral spray
  • Battery-powered light
  • Needle tool or awl
  • Waxed paper Straight pins
  • Pumpkin carving template
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Pumpkin Pedestals

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Pumpkin Welcoming Committee

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Squash Choirboys

Steps:2
Materials
  • 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
  • Pumpkin face template
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Pumpkin Birdbath Family

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