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5 fun pumpkin-carving ideas
When it comes to Halloween, if you aren’t over-the-top, you’re not having enough fun! Take a journey with us through an enchanted forest where the pumpkins are spooky—and outrageously easy to make. Follow these simple instructions to carve your own creative Halloween jack-o’-lantern—everything from Cinderella’s carriage and Mr. Pumpkin to a spooky headless woman and Scary Stitch or a haunted mouse house. Create your favorite, or all of them!
To make most of our jack-o’-lanterns, all you need are the basic art skills (like gluing and tracing circles and squares) that you mastered as a kid. The instructions for each project are minimal, but investing in an electric pumpkin carver can make them even easier to execute. Start each project, except Scary Stitch, by hollowing out your pumpkin. And remember, don’t be afraid to improvise along the way—these creations are better when they are perfectly imperfect!
What you’ll need
How to make it
Look for cute, curvy gourds in any color you prefer, topped with long, feminine stems.
Madam lost her headWe went all out to create Madam’s body, but this scene is equally spooky if you just make hands to hold a surprised pumpkin head.
Scary StitchAllow two days for this pumpkin so that it has a chance to thoroughly dry out.
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