Pumpkin Art: Carved & Painted Pumpkins
To Paint or To Carve Your Pumpkin?
There are many ways to decorate your pumpkin this Halloween. Two ways to pimp out your pumpkin include painting and carving your pumpkin.
You can turn your pumpkin into a scary jack o' lantern by utilizing a pumpkin carving tool and stencil.
Want to dress up your pumpkin but do not want to deal with the carving mess? If so, have you considered taking a paint brush to your pumpkin. Painted pumpkins look lovely and can become works of art.
A Devil of a Pumpkin
Why Carve Your Pumpkin?
Halloween Stencils and Carving Pumpkin Kit
With the aid of pumpkin stencils it has been easier for amateur pumpkin carvers to create intricately designed Jack O' Lanterns with ease. Just pin prick your stencil outline onto the pumpkin and then follow directions of which part of design needs to be cut out. Of course, the top of pumpkin should be cut out and flesh and seeds removed before carving starts. Finish by placing candle or designed pumpkin light to get full effect at night.
Trapped Pumpkin Stencil
Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils
List below are some places where you can find stencils to enable you to carve spooky, yet fun, Jack O' Lanterns.
- Downloadable Pumpkin patterns from Extreme Pumpkins.com
Download your free pumpkin patterns from ExtremePumpkins.com. File can be downloaded for free in pdf format.
- Pumpkin Carving Patterns - 27 Free Stencils to Carve Pumpkins
Reader's Digest gives you 27 pumpkin patterns for free from cats to tombstones. My personal favorite is pattern #6. What's yours
Extreme Pumpkin Carving
Looking for a way to put the scare back into Halloween? The writer of Extreme Pumpkin Carving, book based on his popular ExtremePumpkins.com website, provides a how to guide to create some ghastly pumpkin creations.
Painted Pumpkin Patch
Painting Your Pumpkin
Painted designs can be any thing the imagination can comprehend, You can paint your pumpkin a solid color, make a classic Jack O' Lantern looking face, or even paint a fall scene,
For those young children who want to see their pumpkin to come alive at night like carved Jack O' Lanterns consider using glow in the dark paint on their decorative pumpkin project.
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