Need help with some last-minute pumpkin carving? This guide will show you 5 different jack-o'-lantern designs just in time for Halloween.
A well-executed jack-o'-lantern can be pretty damn impressive, but some of us lack the carving skills necessary to pull it off and end up disappointed. Sometimes you just don't want to put in all the time required to cut open a pumpkin, gut it, and chisel an elaborate face or cool design into it.
I loved my Lite-Brite as a kid. There was just something about using those little multicolored pegs to make my own designs, and it's not exactly a secret that kids love anything that lights up (LED sneakers, anyone?). So how do you combine the old-school fun of Lite-Brite with pumpkin carving?
You can carve a pumpkin that smokes, has an LED display, or even one with the President's face on it, but if you want your jack-o'-lantern to really stand out—make it sing the Ghostbusters theme.
Make a flaming pumpkin—great for your Halloween party! Watch the video for a step-by-step guide to create a really cool flaming Jack o' Lantern!
There are a lot of ways you can use pumpkins to decorate for Halloween. Of course, there's always the traditional jack-o'-lantern, but if you want to step it up a bit, you can make them glow in the dark, or put them to work for you by turning them into surveillance pumpkins to catch pranksters who prefer the 'trick' in 'trick-or-treat.'
Halloween is less than a couple weeks away, so it's about that time you start thinking of cool ways to decorate your house (if you haven't already), and pumpkins are an obvious choice. Pumpkins are one of the cornerstones of Halloween celebrations, dating all the way back to the early 19th century. Carved jack-o'-lanterns are a great way to add some spookiness around the house, but that takes time, skill, and effort. Creating cool glow-in-the-dark pumpkins requires no carving at all—and looks...
For some, Halloween is all about the candy. For others, it's more about causing trouble. There's nothing wrong with a good laugh, but no one wants to be the target of a prank that will entail lots of cleaning later.
While many of us carved pumpkins when we were younger, pumpkin carving is a seasonal skill, only needed around Halloween. If you're looking for a refresher course on how to carve a pumpkin, this tutorial will walk you through the process. Be sure to pick out the best pumpkin at the patch!
The little pumpkins you can buy at the store can be great decorations at the house around Halloween time, but why not make them a little more interesting? This time lapse will show you how to paint the familiar avian faces from Angry Birds onto them. As a bonus to the red bird, you will also see a pretty bruised up green pig.
Halloween just isn't Halloween without Jack O'Lanterns. Below, anything and everything you need to know on the art of pumpkin carving.
This year for Halloween, don't just settle for the normal cutesy pumpkin carvings—make these creepily charred and contorted miniature jack-o'-lanterns instead. Not only do these mini pumpkins look more menacing than your standard Halloween pumpkin, but they're dried out so they will last all season long. You basically gut and carve the pumpkin as you normally would, then you bake it inside a toaster oven, drying it out for longevity and charring and warping it for a disturbingly scary jack-o'...
Carving Jack-O'-Lanterns is actually one of the safest parts of Halloween, despite the sharp knives involved. There are all kinds of techniques and styles, and this video will give you some great tips to help your pumpkin carving. It includes tips for keeping your pumpkin from getting mold and making it smell nice, and also advice on the use of foam pumpkins for those who want to eschew the mess of using the real thing.
Pumpkin carving is one of the most fun and creative of the many fun and creative elements that make Halloween such a great holiday. If you need some tips for improving your pumpkin carving, you've come to the right place. This video will show you tips, tricks, and tools that will allow you to carve more elaborate, cooler pumpkins more easily.
Learn how to rig your Jack O'Lantern so smoke pours from its mouth! This is a simple and inexpensive Halloween pumpkin project. You need putty and incense to create the smoke special effect for your Jack'o'Lantern. Then light the incense inside the carved out pumpkin and it will glow and breathe smoke.
This how-to video is a guide on how to make a Jack-O-Lantern of Barack Obama, the Democratic Presidential Candidate, in spirit of the upcoming election and Halloween. You will need a pumpkin, a picture of Barack Obama, carving tools, and newspaper. This is one jack-o-lantern you'll want to keep up after Halloween. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to carve a Barack Obama pumpkin for Halloween.
This collection of videos will show you, step by step, how to carve a tri-colored pattern into a foam pumpkin. The first video has an introduction, a greeting, and will show you the tools that will be used. Then follow along with the pumpkin carving, shading, and skinning processes in the rest of the instructional videos. Check out this video tutorial series and learn how to carve an elaborate Halloween Jack-o-Lantern.
Halloween is just around the corner! Check out this instructional carving video that demonstrates how to carve the details of an Elvis Presley portrait onto a pumpkin. This tutorial provides advanced carving techniques and assumes previous carving experience, but beginners can easily catch up by watching his other videos. Follow the instructions with this tutorial and carve Elvis Presley onto a pumpkin for this year's Halloween celebration!
Halloween is just around the corner! Check out this instructional decorating video that demonstrates how to use Christmas tree light bulbs to illuminate a jack-o-lantern pumpkin. This tutorial explains how to prepare typical Christmas lights for elucidating a pumpkin. Follow the instructions with this tutorial and decorate your pumpkins for this year's Halloween celebration!
Halloween is just around the corner! Check out this instructional carving video that demonstrates how to carve the details of a Frankenstein portrait onto a pumpkin. This tutorial provides advanced carving techniques and assumes previous carving experience. Follow the instructions with this tutorial and carve Frankenstein onto a pumpkin for this year's Halloween celebration!
Halloween is just around the corner! Check out this instructional carving video that demonstrates how to carve a portrait on a pumpkin for Halloween. This is part of an instructional tape made in 1997 that reveals pumpkin carving techniques with a portrait of Marilyn Monroe as an example. This video tutorial is great for beginners looking to carve creative pumpkins. Follow the instructions in this tutorial and carve your favorite celebrity onto a pumpkin for this Halloween celebration.