Pumpkins

How To: Too Lazy for Jack-O'-Lanterns? Make Your Pumpkins Glow in the Dark This Halloween

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...

How To: Carve, Char, & Contort a Creepy Miniature Jack-O'-Lantern for Halloween

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'...

How To: Preserve your Halloween Jack-O'-Lantern to keep it looking fresh

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.

How To: Carve a pumpkin that smokes

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.

How To: Carve a Barack-O-Lantern pumpkin for Halloween

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.

How To: Carve a Halloween Jack-o-lantern pumpkin

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.

How To: Carve Elvis into a pumpkin

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!

How To: Wire a pumpkin with Christmas lights

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!

How To: Carve Frankenstein into a pumpkin

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!

How To: Carve a pumpkin portrait for Halloween

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.

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