Every year, I go on a riot carving at least 5 different types of spooky pumpkins during Halloween. Call me "evil" but there is something so satisfying when you see all that spookiness (you created) come to life at night :). This year, I am joined by my little one who has been extremely excited at all the pumpkins growing at a nearby farm. My explanation of how we can make "monster faces" on them has been keeping him on his toes and he can't wait to get started. I have been putting together fun ideas that my husband, little one and me can spook out on. Here are my favourites.
How to Carve Extreme Pumpkins
If you thought carving extreme pumpkins was a job for the pros, then you might want to take a look at this How to carve Extreme Pumpkins for Halloween
post. If we could, you could do even better!
How to Carve Pumpkins
If this is your first time carving, here is a quick DIY tutorial on how to carve pumpkins at home (using stencils)
. Once you realize how simple it is, check out on the following ideas to get started on your own.
1. Flame Design Pumpkin Stencil
I loved this idea from BHG website
. I can practically see these beautiful pumpkins light up my driveway at night. Planning to do at least 6 of these. Get the Flame Design Pumpkin Stencils here
2. Frankenstein Face Pumpkin Stencil
Another fab idea from BHG website
, this one is going to be my little one's project with his dad. He promised him spooky faces and this Frankenstein will start him on what's to come :) Get the Frankenstein Face Pumpkin Stencils
3. Darth Vadar Pumpkin Stencil
This Darth Vadar carving idea comes from Reader's Digest.com
and will my project with my little dude. Get the Darth Vadar Pumpkin Stencil here
4. Flying Witch Pumpkin Stencil
Halloween seems so incomplete without a cackling flying witch! So this one from RD.com
is in my to-do list as well. Get the Flying Witch Pumpkin Stencil here
5. Rockin Vampire Pumpkin Stencil
I think this idea from Ehow.com
will take me to the next step in pumpkin carving, having always leaned towards easy ones. Ok go ahead and laugh - but I am taking small vampire steps towards all this spookiness. I might just float or fly on my broom to cloud 9 at my accomplishment at the end of it all :). Get the Rockin Vampire Pumpkin Stencil here
6. Spider Web Pumpkin Stencil
Another one in my to do list from ehow.com
. I think this will complete the theme I am planning for this year. Get the Spider Web Pumpkin Stencil here.
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Simple, Easy and Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas
Though I plan to do the above 6 this time around, I am keeping my options open. Keeping the ones below just in case :)
7. Ghosty Friends Pumpkin Stencil
Some friendly ghosts to "boo" you from ehow.com
. Get the Ghosty Friends Pumpkin Stencil here
8. Scary Witch Pumpkin Stencil
Face of a witch from ehow.com.
. Get the Scary Witch Pumpkin Stencil here.
9. Slippery When Wet Pumpkin Stencil
Spooksters from the PumpkinMasters.com.
. Get the Slippery When Wet Pumpkin Stencil here.
10. Victorian Gothic Skull Pumpkin Stencil
A gothic skull silhouette from MarthaStewart.com
. Get the Victorian Gothic Skull Pumpkin Stencil here
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1. How to make Pumpkin Puree at home
2. 22 Ways of using up Leftover Pumpkin Puree
3. How to roast Pumpkin seeds at home
11. Say "Spookies" Pumpkin Stencil
Skull from the PumpkinMasters.com.
. Get the Say "Spookies" Pumpkin Stencil here.
12. Chewbacca Pumpkin Stencil
Chewbacca from Creative Type Dad
because we need to have Star Wars with dudes around.! Get the Chewbacca Pumpkin Stencil here.
13. Dragon Pumpkin Stencil
Nothing like a fire breathing dragon from budget101.com
to "light" up your decoration. Get the Dragon Pumpkin Stencil here.
14. Full House Pumpkin Stencil
Spooky house (might just add some spooky noises in the background) can get the heart racing at night and this one is right up the alley from Pumpkin Lady
. Get the Full House Pumpkin Stencil here.
15. Bon Voyage Pumpkin Stencil
I might just surprise my family by choosing this one over something else on the top 6. The dudes are ship'o'holics and this one from PumpkinMasters.com
just might get them sailin :) Get the Bon Voyage Pumpkin Stencil here.
You might also like to see these recipes with Pumpkin:
1.Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Soup Recipe
2.Healthy Spiced Pumpkin Quick Bread Recipe
3.Roasted Pumpkin, Coconut & Sesame Bisque Recipe
4.Whole Wheat Honey Walnut Pumpkin Bread Recipe
5.Pumpkin Paratha Recipe
6.Brown Butter Pumpkin Risotto Recipe
7.Pumpkin Pie Recipe With Gingersnap Crust And Honey Pecan Filling
8.Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe
9.Spiced Pumpkin Bran Muffins Recipe
10.Wholegrain Pumpkin Pie Recipe