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Jack O Lantern Ideas
Choose Faces and Designs for Pumpkin Carving
With the great tools for carving jack o lanterns now, one can go far beyond the traditional smiling face on a pumpkin. Need ideas and inspiration? Here are plenty of examples of what can be done with a pumpkin. I've gathered together some designs for beginners and some that require some practice and skill.
Halloween is fun for all ages, so both kids and adults want to carve a jack o' lantern. Also popular are no-carve jack o-lanterns so even very young children can safely decorate one.
Pumpkin Carving for the Advanced Craftsperson
A Pumpkin Carving Masterpiece
Lots of Tools to Create the Perfect Jack O Lantern
There are cheaper sets of pumpkin carving tools but the ones shown here are for the serious carver.
Click through to Amazon if you'd like to see the more inexpensive ones. These provide hours of fun carving pumpkins into marvelous designs.
Here's a Carving by a Master Carver
Examples of Extreme Pumpkin Carving (Video) - Jack O' Lanterns Have Really Changed over the Years
More Great Ideas for a Pumpkin
I admit that when I'm faced with a pumpkin fresh from the field, I can't think of anything to carve besides the traditional triangle eyes and nose with a smiling mouth. Now with a book like this one, I can go wild with amazing jack-o-lantern ideas.
What an Amazing Carving!
The Life and Death of a Pumpkin (first hand account) - Caution: this may be too intense for children (please preview first)
Flying Owl Design Carved on a Pumpkin
Ideas for Decorating a Pumpkin with Junk
- Junk Pumpkins
Don't have a ho-hum jack o-lantern. Get wild and crazy with junk that you have around the house or garage to make a JUNK PUMPKIN. These are so much fun. Just let your creativity run free.
What's Your Skill Level?
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Pumpkin Decorating for the Youngest Enthusiast
No Carving Way to Decorate a Pumpkin - You don't need a knife
What fun. A child can press these glow-in-the-dark teeth into the pumpkin for a great look.
When I was a kid, we settled for the same old jack-o-lantern face consisting of three triangles (for the eyes and nose) and a crooked carved grin. But now the pumpkin can have a full set of pearly white teeth.
A Safe Way for a Child to Make a Jack O' Lantern - a video with safe techniques for carving a pumpkin
Here's a Fun Junk Pumpkin Project Using Milk Cartons
- Milk Jug Jack-O-Lantern Craft
Upcycling plastic milk jugs into Jack-O-Lanterns is a fun and easy way to turn an everyday item, that would commonly be considered trash, into a unique Halloween decoration.
© 2010 Virginia Allain