Instructables: exploring - living - halloween - jack Tue, 7 Jul 2015 06:19:02 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to CARVE a PUMPKIN Jack-o-Lantern 1950s Style!
How to CARVE a PUMPKIN Jack-o-Lantern 1950s Style! - More DIY How To Projects]]> dogcookies Here's how we used to carve Halloween Pumpkins in the 1950's in New York! There are so many more glamorous pumpkins nowadays, but this is how the typical pumpkin was carved back then. Pretty easy to do, we would usually spread newspaper on the floor and all work together on the pumpkin, it was a fam...
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:13:20 PDT
Jack-O-Mandarin - More DIY How To Projects]]> mvillalpando Welcome to my Jack-O-Mandarin. After seeing a few videos out there of people offering healthier alternatives to giving out candy for Halloween I got inspired to create a few simple drawings on mandarins that could be used as Halloween treats. In my video I explain the type of paint marker that I u...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:06:34 PDT
Pumpkin "Pi" Jack "o" Lantern Haplo1 Hi. There is no real instructable here. I just thought it was a fun idea and wanted to share. I t has been about 15 years since i have carved a pumpkin. it was fun and satisfied some of my more detail oriented tendencies.  hope you like both of them. happy Halloween. 
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:03:46 PDT
Pumpkin carving: Professional results with power tools
Pumpkin carving: Professional results with power tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> csellers1 The last couple years I have fallen in love with carving pumpkins. Its easy to work with, and cheap enough to not make a guy cry if you mess up. I started with the pumpkin carving kits, which I still use a lot. When I wanted to try my hand at shading and adding depth to pumpkins I needed a differen...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:50:56 PDT
How to Make an Exploding Pumpkin Face (Blast-O-Lantern)
How to Make an Exploding Pumpkin Face (Blast-O-Lantern) - More DIY How To Projects]]> The King of Random Exploding Pumpkin Faces! You could try making them this Halloween, but probably shouldn't. Happy Halloween! Watch the Video! This project was inspired by: SteveSpanglerScience (Exploding Pumpkins - Cool Halloween Science) WARNING: This project is for demonstrational, educational, and en...
By: The King of Random

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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:46:16 PDT
Detailed Pumpkin Carving (Photo of My Cat) mhallman79 I read some other Instructables on this subject and was able to craft this jack-o from a photo I snapped of my cat parading around the living room. Step 1) Take a photo Step 2) open your photo editing software (i.e. Photoshop , Gimp, etc) Step 3) Set the color mode to grayscale Step 4) use the post...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:44:37 PDT
Jack O' Lantern (automatically) changes mug [UPDATED]
Jack O' Lantern (automatically) changes mug [UPDATED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi 3D printing lets you create many personalized and detailed objects. In this case I modeled a little pumpkin shell containing a cylindrical silhouette to project Jack faces on the pumpkin surface. Printing the shell with a material which lets light pass through, the shape would be seen from the outsi...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 03:14:38 PDT
Parametric Pumpkin v2
Parametric Pumpkin v2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> mcfetridgem This is a process for mapping an image to the entire surface of a pumpkin. The process of this instructable builds upon a script outlined in another instructable (link) which projects an image onto a pumpkin's surface, here the projected image becomes distorted as the pumpkin is not a flat object: l...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:31:53 PDT
Customizable 3D Printable Jack-O-Lantern
Customizable 3D Printable Jack-O-Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheNewHobbyist It's fall again! My favorite season and home of my favorite holiday ever, Halloween! With the leaves changing colors, and the weather getting cooler, I was inspired to make something that would fit with the season. I took some time to put together a 3D printed Jack-o-Lantern, which was the perfect ...
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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 07:48:36 PDT
3D Jack-O-Lantern Challenge trecords1 Make a spooky Jack-O-Lantern!! I made this one with Blender.  There were so many options and variations.  Ultimately I want something that I can print out and that looks spooky as a 3D render.  A design that I can actually carve into a real pumpkin.  After about 2 days of spare time playing around ...
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Tue, 8 Oct 2013 11:17:12 PDT
Jack-O-Lantern Lights with Arduino
Jack-O-Lantern Lights with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> KBill This shows how to use an Arduino to control and power addressable LEDs, WS2812, to illuminate a pumpkin.  We've tested modes that look like a candle, a strobe and multi color fade. This instructable demonstrates this using an RGB breakout board connected to an Arno and to an Arduino compatible. T...
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 16:36:04 PDT
Jack-o-lantern light bulb RushNafikov Hello. This is an entry into a 2013 Halloween Decoration Contest. I took a simple light bulb, hollowed it out, painted orange from the inside, painted a Jack-o-lantern face and put a wick in it. This instructable is heavily based on several other 'ables such as
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Sat, 5 Oct 2013 13:34:04 PDT
Ultimate Halloween Decorations poofrabbit I ADORE Halloween! I grew up in a town where Halloween was and is a BIG deal. School gets out for Halloween in my home town, we have two nights of trick-or-treating and a crazy big Halloween parade. Growing up like that Halloween gets in your blood. I found instructables because I was looking f...
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Sun, 1 Sep 2013 13:50:29 PDT
Zero Candy Bag for your Jack Skellington Trick-or-Treater JMM1967 Our five year-old daughter wanted to be Jack Skellington for Halloween. I made the costume, and was planning on making a paper maché head, but then we happened upon a great pre-made head. My daughter then said she wanted a Zero dog to go with her costume. Well, since she needed a way to collect cand...
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Sun, 4 Nov 2012 00:52:48 PDT
GLaDOS and Companion Cube Pumpkin (Portal) Miss_Kira This was a triumph. Tools used: rotary tool drill bits lino cutter
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Fri, 2 Nov 2012 09:23:35 PDT
How to carve the Silence on a pumpkin (Doctor Who tutorial)
How to carve the Silence on a pumpkin (Doctor Who tutorial) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Miss_Kira In this instructable, I'm going to show you how to carve a pumpkin with the face of the Silence. The Silence are an alien race from Doctor Who. What makes them really interesting is that you simply forget seeing them as soon as you look away from them. This allows them to manipulate human beings w...
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Thu, 1 Nov 2012 11:05:52 PDT
Sally - Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkin Edition Julianne fights Dragons! Sorry for not having a step by step instructable but you can find my instructable on how to make Zero I did not use any "special" tools, just a normal potato peeler(the "spoon" to remove the eyes of potatoes part), knife(cut the top off), spoon(to gut it with) and a handy dandy pen to free hand dra...
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Wed, 31 Oct 2012 03:21:58 PDT
ZERO - Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkin Edition.
ZERO - Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkin Edition. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Julianne fights Dragons! Sorry I'm posting this so late in the game but carved pumpkins don't really last that long in the warm Californian weather(it was 90 degrees the other day). This is the first time in... 9 years since I've carved a pumpkin. Man, that's a long time. So I can say that I'm a beginner to pumpkin carvi...
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Wed, 31 Oct 2012 01:56:14 PDT
The Jack-O-Mobile
The Jack-O-Mobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sky-Monkey I've always been a big fan of Halloween, and ever since I painted my car orange, I've felt the urge to do something Halloween themed with it. So, I decided to turn it into a Jack-O-Lantern. I was originally thinking of using sheet magnets, or a latex paint that would peel off, but I ultimately decid...
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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 10:22:18 PDT
Polymer Clay Decorated Pumpkin
Polymer Clay Decorated Pumpkin - More DIY How To Projects]]> ThreeMoonBabies We made a polymer clay decorated pumpkin! And...I'll show you how to make one too! This project kind of reminds me of a Mr. Potato Pumpkin Head:) I made mine look like a bat, but really...the possibilities are endless. You can even just make a bunch of teeth and add to a carved pumpkin (like thi...
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Sat, 27 Oct 2012 15:39:31 PDT
Perfect Pumpkin Perforating
Perfect Pumpkin Perforating - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sunkicked Have you always wanted to make one of those amazing pumpkins you see on the Internet? Do your attempts always turn out looking like Mickey Rourke gone even more wrong? Well follow these simple instructions and you'll soon be a Pumpkin Master! Select A Volunteer Before you can do anything, you hav...
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Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:28:23 PDT
'Holey' Jack-O-Lantern!
'Holey' Jack-O-Lantern! - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShawnMorin This is my 3 year old daughter Meaghan with the finished product. :) This is a new twist on an old tradition, this Instructable will show you how to create a 'Holey' Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween. Here is what you need. Tools: 1/2 inch drill bit Drill Bottle brush Parts: Pumpkin Tea Light The P...
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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:24:28 PDT
How to draw any fruit/vegetable into a jack-o-lantern
How to draw any fruit/vegetable into a jack-o-lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> tttoooaaasssttt So you want to draw a Jack-o-lantern? And you want draw some that isn't a pumpkin? Well this is the place for you! ** This tutorial was made in Sketchbook Pro 6 with a Windows machine, but it will work on ANY version of Sketchbook and on ANY available platform. Let's begin with a blank canvas. D...
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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:07:33 PDT
Put a Pumpkin on It Penolopy Bulnick Don't want to deal with pumpkins at all this Halloween?  No problem!  You can make an awesome Halloween jack-o-lantern out of almost anything you can find around your house.  Try one of these awesome alternatives to the traditional pumpkin jack-o-lantern.   Wine bottle jack-o-lanterns Mac-O-L...
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Fri, 5 Oct 2012 15:57:19 PDT
Jack-o-lantern Shade Covers
Jack-o-lantern Shade Covers - More DIY How To Projects]]> Easier Than I Thought I created these paper shade covers for the chandelier above my kitchen table. The chandelier already had existing shades, so these shade covers helped dress them up. They give off a soft orange glow and are a fun and festive way to help celebrate Halloween.  *See this and other tutorials on my blog,...
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Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:18:14 PDT
Exorcist Jack-o Lantern pizzidave Linda Blair as Reagan
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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:38:21 PST
Singing Pumpkins, Hologram Ghost Face & More! davidandora Due to the high volume of requests I receive for the Singing Pumpkins special effect, I made an Instructable for them here: Decorations I created in my building's courtyard for Halloween featuring an original hologra...
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Thu, 3 Nov 2011 11:44:10 PDT
Jack Skellington Pumpkin Kitewife Can you believe I'd never carved a pumpkin before? As a child, in the North of England, we used to carve turnip (swede) lanterns, but this is my first pumpkin. I downloaded an image of Jack Skellington's face, tweaked it in PhotoShop Elements to need less ink, and printed it to a size to match th...
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Sun, 30 Oct 2011 09:55:47 PDT
Quick LED Pumpkin Lighting
Quick LED Pumpkin Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> CarlS We had some left over LED strips from the TeleToyland Sandbox 2 project (Instructable), so we decided to turn them into quick Jack-o-lantern lighting. They only take a few minutes to make, so you can build a bunch of them quickly, and they come in many colors. These LED strips are designed to be ru...
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Tue, 25 Oct 2011 20:51:52 PDT
Papier Mache Jack-o-lantern The Papier Boy This Instructable shows you how to create a jack-o-lantern decoration by reusing old materials. I saw this in a really great book by Dan Reeder years ago.  The jack-o-lantern is created from a newspaper ball that is reinforced with a hardened cloth "skin." The materials you'll need are a stack of ol...
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Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:35:23 PDT
Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Candle Holder
Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Candle Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> Celine1107 This candle holder can light up your whole front porch with a spooky orange glow, and welcome little trick or treaters on Halloween! Its a fun craft to do with kids, and to get them in that Halloween spirit! Materials To create the jack-o-lantern candle holder, you will need: ~ Scissors ~ Two 24"...
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Wed, 19 Oct 2011 20:13:30 PDT
Coco-Lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> Flintlock Well hello there!  Welcome to my Instructable on how to turn ugly, disgusting coconuts into adorable candle-lit Jack-o-lanterns!   I originally had this idea a few years ago, during one of the Halloween contests.  Unfortunately, due to time constraints, lack of effort, and lack of coconuts, I could...
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Wed, 5 Oct 2011 01:51:12 PDT
Miniature Jack-O-Lantern
Miniature Jack-O-Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> Twinmum Short on space this Halloween? Here is a tiny Jack-O-Lantern to sit on your desk or your bookshelf or in your miniature Halloween room box. You can even put a light in it for some mini spooky fun. Materials and tools For the Jack-O-Lantern Poly clay - There are a number of different brands ava...
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Fri, 30 Sep 2011 22:42:18 PDT
Pumpkin Fog Machine NathanaelScheffler Hello Instructables, this is a pumpkin that I carved two years ago for Halloween.  I had bought a fog machine a few weeks before and I had been researching how to build a chiller to keepp the fog close to the ground.  I put ice inside the pumpkin, but it definitly did not work to keep the fog down. ...
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Mon, 28 Feb 2011 13:09:33 PST
Solar Illuminated Jack-O-Lantern Twig Man
Solar Illuminated Jack-O-Lantern Twig Man - More DIY How To Projects]]> J3443RY This easy to create fall decoration will bring a smile to all those who see its whimsical appearance. Made from naturally gathered materials, things you probably have on hand and an inexpensive solar light this low cost decoration will be easy on the budget and use absolutely no electricity! Gathe...
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Sun, 7 Nov 2010 19:09:32 PST
Build the Borg Jack O' Lantern
Build the Borg Jack O' Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> DJJules Resistance is Futile! Your Technological and Biological differences will be added to our own. My family are all avid Trekkies. After having watched all of Next Gen, DS-9 and in the middle of Voyager, it seemed obvious to use a Borg theme for Halloween. The result is the Borg Jack O' Lantern. My ten ...
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Wed, 3 Nov 2010 10:14:07 PDT
Lord of the Rings Inspired Pumpkin
Lord of the Rings Inspired Pumpkin - More DIY How To Projects]]> dominator24 This is a relatively simple and very awesome-looking way to carve a pumpkin. The design was inspired by the One Ring, from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  Materials and Tools Materials: - Pumpkin - preferably very round and not too tall; as spherical as possible - Gold spray paint - ...
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Tue, 2 Nov 2010 17:08:47 PDT
How To Make a Weighted Companion Cube Jack-O-Lantern
How To Make a Weighted Companion Cube Jack-O-Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> tecnocubeguy If you're anything like me (*cough* TOTAL NERD ALL YEAR 'ROUND *cough*), than you may have seen the Weighted Companion Cube  Jack-O-Lantern floating around the Internet. Well, I made one, and now YOU CAN TOO! That'll attract fellow nerds to your house! What You'll Need A Pumpkin This Template I...
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Sat, 30 Oct 2010 20:23:54 PDT
NetherWorld Glowing Tombstones
NetherWorld Glowing Tombstones - More DIY How To Projects]]> adam.m.hoff Have you ever wanted a graveyard in the front of your house? If your answer is yes than I hope it's Halloween time, otherwise you might be a little bit crazy.  But i'm not crazy and it is the Halloween season, so check out my spooky tombstone Instructable for an in depth how to, all about creating ...
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Fri, 22 Oct 2010 12:11:57 PDT
box 'o lantern
box 'o lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> kostica1 This is an interesting substitu for Jack'o lanterns, and it will last for years. It's a simple box shaped Lantern. What will you need: - Some thick paper or cardboard - some orange and black paint. - a scalpel - some tape  - a small candle - some wire (optional) Here's how it looks. Step-1....
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Mon, 18 Oct 2010 08:45:35 PDT
Building a Jail cell for a Haunted House
Building a Jail cell for a Haunted House - More DIY How To Projects]]> l8nite Due to a new layout our torture chamber, where we put the electric chair and stock, needed to be redesigned. Of course what had been discussed went by the wayside once we figured out what materials we had to work with and a spur of the moment idea changed which side of the "tunnel" the chamber would...
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Sat, 9 Oct 2010 20:45:59 PDT
Glowing Lightbulb Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin
Glowing Lightbulb Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin - More DIY How To Projects]]> ashaloo This is by far one of the neatest Jack-o-Lanterns I've ever made. My husband surprised me with a pumpkin, so I decided I wanted to make something different than my usual carving.I used things I had lying around in my much-too-extensive craft supply collection. The sockets for the bulbs were left ove...
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Fri, 8 Oct 2010 04:27:18 PDT
Pumpkin Love-O-Lantern
Pumpkin Love-O-Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> Alberta Leong Halloween is a spooky festival. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather be loved than spooked! For those of you who don’t fancy the spookiness of Jack-O-Lanterns, here is a great alternative for your Halloween decorations! Visit for more DIY crafts! Materials Materials: ...
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Sun, 3 Oct 2010 22:13:23 PDT
slopumpkins 2009 xplodvelt74 My Pumpkin carvings made by my own patterns and by some patterns which I found on and
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Thu, 5 Nov 2009 12:44:06 PST
The Instant Mini Jack-o-lantern Army (made of citrus!)
The Instant Mini Jack-o-lantern Army (made of citrus!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> AwajiMan  Happy Halloween! This simple trick serves as a last minute decoration/treat to serve up on Halloween. Nothing says halloween like the iconic face of a Jack-o'-lantern. But what's one to do if it's getting down to the wire, and you have neither the time, tools, funds, or access to a good supply of p...
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Thu, 5 Nov 2009 04:53:17 PST
The Bleeding Pumpkin
The Bleeding Pumpkin - More DIY How To Projects]]> travis7s I'm not much of a fancy jack o lantern carver so I figured I would add some tech to mine this year. Supplies! The plan basically calls for a water pump to feed colored water up through some tubing and out of the pumpkin. Here are some of the supplies I started out with: Carve your pumpki...
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Sun, 1 Nov 2009 02:19:33 PST
Anton Chigurh Pumpkin hollenback.c  Here is one of two Jack-O-Lanterns I made for Halloween. The Other is of a sparrow, and I will upload it to my pictures.If you don't know Anton Chigurh, he is the 'bad guy' in the book/movie "No Country for Old Men". If you haven't read/seen it, go get the book/movie, and read/watch it, It is AMAZI...
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Sat, 31 Oct 2009 23:06:11 PDT
Jack O' Lantern ice sculpture
Jack O' Lantern ice sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> 247guy Let's face it, Jack O' Lanterns are everywhere. When you see a carved pumpkin on every porch, they are no longer original. No matter how you do it, Jack O' Lantern are all basically the same. So how can you think outside the box and make an original. A Jack O' Lantern ice sculpture is a good place t...
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Mon, 26 Oct 2009 20:31:20 PDT
Pumpkins (2006-2010) LegoBrickMaster7 In order: Jack Skellington inspired, Tron, Darth Vader, Jack Skellington, Offspring logo, Nerf logo, Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkin Hill, Jack Sparrow, Cheshire Cat, Fallout 3 Vault Boy. (2006-2010) Feel free to ask any questions.
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Tue, 20 Oct 2009 20:32:25 PDT
Pumpcans (Pop Can Jack-O-Lanterns)
Pumpcans (Pop Can Jack-O-Lanterns) - More DIY How To Projects]]> purduecer    A few weeks ago, looking for something to do, I sat down with one of my friends and my younger brother and constructed some Pop Can Crabs. While sitting there, it occurred to me that with Halloween coming up, the pop cans could have some other novel uses. With this in mind the pumpcan was born! ...
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Sun, 18 Oct 2009 06:49:58 PDT