The pumpkin is everyone's favorite cucurbit come Halloween time, and while there are only a few types of Halloween-friendly pumpkins out there, there is definitely no shortage of what you can do with them. You can carve faces into them, perform brain surgery, make them sing, ...more
There are a lot of ways you can use pumpkins to decorate for Halloween. Of course, there's always the traditional jack-o'-lantern, but if you want to step it up a bit, you can make them glow in the dark, or put them to work for you by turning them into surveillance pumpkins to ...more
Need help with some last-minute pumpkin carving? This guide will show you 5 different jack-o'-lantern designs just in time for Halloween. In the video below, you'll see how to make pumpkin teeth and fangs, how to carve out eyes, a pumpkin mirror disco ball lantern, using a pu ...more
A well-executed jack-o'-lantern can be pretty damn impressive, but some of us lack the carving skills necessary to pull it off and end up disappointed. Sometimes you just don't want to put in all the time required to cut open a pumpkin, gut it, and chisel an elaborate face or ...more
The Arduino Ethernet Shield is a wonderful device for DIY electronics projects, and this project is really creative and awesome. In this video you will learn how to use an Arduino, a promixity sensor, and some LED lights to make a proximity-sensing, LED-lit, evil Jack-o'-Lante ...more
Pumpkin carving is one of the most fun and creative of the many fun and creative elements that make Halloween such a great holiday. If you need some tips for improving your pumpkin carving, you've come to the right place. This video will show you tips, tricks, and tools that w ...more
Planning on carving a pumpkin for Halloween? After you're done scooping and scraping out the inner flesh and pulp from your pumpkin, make the most of your jack-o'-lantern leftovers by using the pumpkin meat and seeds in the kitchen and for your beauty regimen. After steaming ...more
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 t ...more
I don't know what I've been doing in the past when it comes to carving pumpkins, but usually they last a little while. For some reason, the pumpkins we carved this year lasted only two days before they became almost completely engulfed in mold and pumpkin juice. Maybe our apar ...more
It's Halloween, and you're looking for some good ideas to make for the next party. Using two bundt cakes, colored fondant, some icing and a little gumpaste, you can make a cake that looks just like a pumpkin. Then add a few decorations, and you've got a jack o lantern cake! Pa ...more
Much easier and cleaner than carving a jack-o-lantern from a real pumpkin, this video shows how to create an origami pumpkin and decorate it as a jack-o-lantern. Each step is clearly showing as it is orally articulated. The pace of the instructions is slow so views will have t ...more
I loved my Lite-Brite as a kid. There was just something about using those little multicolored pegs to make my own designs, and it's not exactly a secret that kids love anything that lights up (LED sneakers, anyone?). So how do you combine the old-school fun of Lite-Brite with ...more
This may/will take some practice to do but the risk makes the glory. You simply put a match in your mouth and inhale. Yes, that simple...or so you think.
Halloween is a spooky time filled with eerie parties, scary Haunted Houses, and more candy than can fill all the barrels in Donkey Kong. Create an elegant way to get your sugar fix this All Hallow's Eve by baking and caking a fondant-covered jack-o-lantern cake. Hit up this v ...more
This animation will show you how you can make a jack-o-lantern out of paper. An origami jack-o-lantern is the perfect trick or treat present for all the kids.
While many of us carved pumpkins when we were younger, pumpkin carving is a seasonal skill, only needed around Halloween. If you're looking for a refresher course on how to carve a pumpkin, this tutorial will walk you through the process. Be sure to pick out the best pumpkin a ...more
Love carving jack-o'-lanterns but hate dealing with all the gunky pumpkin seeds afterward? There are plenty of no-carve ways to decorate a pumpkin for Halloween, but what if you're sick of the orange pumpkin aesthetic and still want to get your hands dirty carving something? ...more
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 the ...more
This is a fun and easy craft demonstration that shows how to make a paper jack-o-lantern with orange, green and yellow construction paper, scissors, tape, a pencil, a black Sharpie and an X-acto knife. Begin by drawing a jack-o-lantern on the orange paper. Use the knife to cut ...more
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 ...more
This spooky-themed tutorial presents a look at some of the techniques needed to create a jack-o-lantern from a pumpkin. Some of the techniques include using retopo, extrude and some manual modeling. The tutorial also provides a series of tips for easily managing your camera an ...more
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 proc ...more
In this Halloween-time how-to from the people at Home Depot, we learn how to carve a pumpkin using a Dremel rotary tool. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this DIY guide can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute. For all of the details, and to get st ...more
If you're looking for a new twist for creating Jack-o-Lanterns, Allen Smith has come up with the Jack-O-Lantern totem pole. Watch his demonstration to learn how to make your own!
You can carve a pumpkin that smokes, has an LED display, or even one with the President's face on it, but if you want your jack-o'-lantern to really stand out—make it sing the Ghostbusters theme. Video: . The team over at Minion City made these animatronic pumpkins with their ...more
This Halloween, why not try something that will blow your guests away? Watch this video to learn how to make an awesome jack-o'-lantern cake. Your guests will be left oohing and aahing over the results. This video will walk you through each step of the way, from cutting the ca ...more
Carving a pumpkin is an American Halloween tradition. It may seem intimidating, but it's really quite simple. If you need help to create the perfect Jack O Lantern, read on! This page will show you how to carve a pumpkin, step by step. If you want your Halloween guests greeted ...more
Despite their reputation, Crayola crayons can still be a useful medium for an artist to use. They come in a wide variety of highly saturated colors, which makes them ideal for when you want brightly colored projects. This tutorial demonstrates how to use Crayola crayons to dra ...more
Learn how you can easily prep a pumpkin using fake blood and a few plastic bugs to scare the living hell out out someone before they start carving their Jack-o'-lantern for Halloween! Video: .
Pumpkin pies from scratch! Take flesh of pumpkin and make sure it is cleaned out nicely. You can keep it with skin on and peel off at end. Put it in dish and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put tin foil and close it up and stick a fork in it. If it goes all the way through you kn ...more
Pumpkin carving and decorating is a favorite pastime during this time of year. After you've carved an amazing design or face into a pumpkin or two, you want to show it off through your window or set it out on your porch for the neighbors to see. Without knowing the tricks to s ...more
Though silica gel packets clearly instruct you to throw them away (and not eat them), you can actually keep them for a variety of unexpectedly practical uses around the home. Silica gel is a desiccant, a substance that absorbs moisture, which makes these packets perfect for ke ...more
If you've run out of time for all of our more time-consuming Halloween costume ideas, here are some places on the web for free, downloadable paper masks. There must be at least 100 options among these links to satisfy your last-minute costume needs! Just download, print, and c ...more
Are you one of those people that waits until the last minute to come up with a costume for Halloween? Unless you're a makeup artist, have a ton of money, or are ultra-crafty, coming up with a good Halloween costume is always a low-priority task. That is, until it's Halloween a ...more
Watch to learn how to make your mouth into a jack-o-lantern without burning the roof of your mouth.
Halloween is coming up, so many of you may have a need or desire to carve a pumpkin and turn it into a Jack O' Lantern. This week we are going to explore carving our pumpkins into interesting geometric shapes. In this post, we will carve the pumpkins into spherical versions of ...more
Halloween just isn't Halloween without Jack O'Lanterns. Below, anything and everything you need to know on the art of pumpkin carving. 1. Prepare a Pumpkin for Carving Serious Eats' video demonstration is for true novices: "This video is for you unlucky souls who never got t ...more
Since it's October and Halloween is fast approaching, it's time for a series of articles on how to make the coolest Steampunk Halloween decorations for your home! In this installment, we'll look at some jack-o'-lanterns, skulls, and a few other things that are easy to Steampun ...more
Why Did You Wear That? has a special Halloween treat for you— a 2-for-1 video tutorial celebrating Snooki from Jersey Shore and Mr. Jack-O'-Lantern. First, you'll see how to style your hair into the famous Snooki pouf, a bouffant hair bump, without the use of Bump-It. After yo ...more
While it's true that the once ubiquitous cupcake no longer strides the culinary landscape like a mighty colossus, it is still a force to be reckoned with, especially when certain holidays roll around, like Halloween. It makes sense. Not only are cupcakes the ultimate convenie ...more
Pumpkins, murderers, vampires, zombies, ghosts, witches, death… these are all the subjects of last week's Scrabble Bingo of the Days, which focused on words associated with Halloween and horror movies. Did you know there was actually a name for someone who suffocated another p ...more
This video is a tutorial on how to make a Halloween pumpkin bong. Dubage McNicholson, the self-appointed Bong Master, demonstrates an easy method of creating the perfect bong that also serves as a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern. The objects and equipment required for this purpose ca ...more
This Halloween, make a delicious soup dish using the innards of the pumpkin you carved into a jack-o'-lantern! This video recipe will show you how to make a delicious pumpkin spicy soup. The fact that you can pick a chicken or veg stock makes this great for vegans who want to ...more
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Photoshopuniverse shows the way to create a Jack-O-Lantern in Photoshop. At first you need to collect or take a photo of a pumpkin. Make a new layer, with a white background, then mask it. Fill it with black color. Now go to blending option and give inner shadow, inner glow, g ...more
It's not too late to carve yourself the perfect pumpkin for Halloween. This year, be fully equipped with the know-how on picking out the right pumpkin from the local pumpkin patch, having the right carving tools, tracing a stencil onto the pumpkin before carving, and keeping y ...more
Throwing a Halloween party this weekend? With some glow-in-the-dark paint, red food coloring, black light bulbs, latex gloves, and other simple and cheap Halloween props, you can transform your non-scary living space into a ghoulish setting for the perfect Halloween-themed bas ...more
With T-Day on the horizon and approaching rapidly, you are probably in one of two camps: the one that is eagerly awaiting the holiday feast with barely-contained drool, or the one that involves breathing heavily into a paper bag while worrying about your lack of oven and stove ...more
Bubble, bubble, toil, and trouble... it's time for another Halloween-themed food hack. This time, we'll be tackling the pumpkin cooler—an idea that has been done to death on DIY blogs around the internet. And there's no point in reposting something that everyone else has done, ...more
Commonly associated with cleaning and disinfecting items around the home, bleach can also be used as a water sterilization method in an emergency situation when you do not have access to clean, running water. Simply add 6 drops of bleach to a gallon of water and wait for 30 mi ...more
This Halloween, give your nails that special seasonal touch with a cool pumpkin design on them. If you're going for a full set, carved jack-o-lantern nails are a great idea because you can paint different teeth onto each one.
CUCURBIT n pl. -S a gourd 64 points (14 points without the bingo) Halloween is just around the corner, and by now most of you have already picked up a CUCURBIT to gut and carve scary faces into. Yes, that jack-o-lantern decorating your doorstep for all of the trick-or-treate ...more
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 y ...more
Make a flaming pumpkin—great for your Halloween party! Watch the video for a step-by-step guide to create a really cool flaming Jack o' Lantern! Video: .
Of all the ways you can use pumpkins for Halloween decorations, this has got to be one of the most creative. Redditor wizardtig used pumpkin shards to construct a 6'4" replica of the Fantastic Four's Thing. Does this technically count as a jack-o'-lantern? Under the eleven pum ...more
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 t ...more
For anyone who's seen Battlestar Galactica, the Cylons are a terrifying force indeed, capable of enslaving humanity. If you like pumpkin carving and want to scare your sci-fi loving neighbors this Halloween try making this awesome Cylon Jack-o'-Lantern and letting the machines ...more
Nothing says fall like gourds and squashes covering surface you never thought you'd see them covering. If you like gourds and squashes and want to make them into jack o' lantern-like luminaries for your next holiday party, this video will show you how to do it.
For some, Halloween is all about the candy. For others, it's more about causing trouble. There's nothing wrong with a good laugh, but no one wants to be the target of a prank that will entail lots of cleaning later. So if you don't want to get egged or TP'ed, why not put out ...more
Learn How to draw Jack O Lantern with the best drawing tutorial online. For the full tutorial with step by step & speed control visit: how to draw Video: . .