Pumpkin Carving

So it's almost Halloween…and I need pumpkin ideas. Keep in mind that I'm a kid and I'm not that good. I've looked only for ideas online but haven't found any. The picture is what I did last year (i wasn't done though) but I'm looking for something a little more advanced then it.

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Exploding pumpkin

I wanna blow up a pumpkin Any suggestions???

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Pumpkin Carving

Get ready for Halloween by planning out the perfect jack-o-lantern. Whether you've never carved a pumpkin before or are looking for something more advanced, we have 10 great Instructables that will help you out.Make something awesome, document it, and be sure to enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Decorations Halloween Costumes Halloween for Kids Halloween Makeup Halloween Party Halloween Masks Neat and Easy Pumpkin Carving Step by Step Instructable by kmd08 Learn the basics of hollowing out a pumpkin and transferring a design to cut out. Make a spooky Darth Vader Pumpkin! by Markp.com Bring the Force to your front porch with this Star Wars jack-o-lantern. Bas Relief Light Sculpture by stripmind Use different depths on the pumpkin to get a really unique effect! Life-size Skeleton Pumpkin Carving! by mcraghead Use the pumpkin as a raw material and you can make your own bones and ribcage to make a complete skeleton! More work, but worth it for the look. dry ice pumpkin for Halloween by dave spencer Carve out a face with a puckered mouth and put in some dry ice to create a fog-spewing creature! Laser Pumpkin by novalasers Ditch the candles and upgrade to a full on laser show. Combine with a fog machine to get the full effect. Super Mario Bros. LED Mushroom Halloween Pumpkin! by Joe426 Lasers a bit too much? Then toss in some color-changing LEDs and bring a retro image to life. Animated Jack-O-Lantern by J_Hodgie HIf the regular jack-o-lantern is a little too static, you can make it move and really surprise those trick-or-treaters. Mac-O-Lanterns by Fusebox Old technology is spoooooky. Those old drives must be harboring some evil thoughts so why not make them look evil as well? Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by canida Remember all that goop you scooped out of the pumpkin? Save it! Roast the seeds for an excellent fall snack.

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pumpkin carvings :P

Well I got a little hyped up for halloween and I carved the first pumpkin for this year :D. I think it came out pretty great. (unfortunately it will probably wither and die before halloween in two weeks)

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Pumpkin-carving resource

I know it's early, but there's no harm in being prepared, and, who knows, you might want to practice? I came across the Extreme Pumpkins website via Randy Cassingham's This Is True* newsletter. It's full of photos of past years' pumpkins, as well as free patterns and pumpkin-related tutorials (such as how to illuminate your carvings with road flares, and the proper use of power tools when carving). Go, be inspired, and then come back and show us what you made. *If you are afraid of thought-provoking journalism, do not subscribe to the This is True newsletter.

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Any recipes to make out of a pumpkin?

Any recipes to make out of a pumpkin?

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Neat Pumpkin Template Site

Here is a neat pumpkin template site! I personally like their presidential candidates!DesMoinesRegisterPumpkinTemplatesHappy Halloween!

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Creative uses for a ton of pumpkin? Answered

We bought a gigantic pumpkin and we've been working our way through it bit by bit. Does anyone know any recipes that will use up a lot of pumpkin? I know about the usual cake, bread, cookies, and such. And trust me I've had my share of pumpkin pie.

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Gothic & Sacred Heart Pumpkins

I carved around thirty different pumpkins for the Halloween carnival this year. While the traditional jack-o-lanterns and extreme pumpkins were popular. Two of my favorites were these departures from the more typical carvings. The Sacred Heart Boo pumpkin was inspired by a Mom tattoo that I saw recently. The Gothic Boo pumpkin was started with a small bat cookie cutter which I used to transfer the design to the pumpkin with a small mallet. I found a gothic type style that I liked and printed it out and used a awl to transfer the design to the pumpkin. Finally, the bat shape cutter was used to punch holes on the back side to throw bat light patterns on the wall when lit. These sold the day I cut them, so I did not get the chance to take night photos. Regarding technique - The carvings where made with an Xacto saw blade, small wood gouges and lino-cutters (print block cutters).

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Minecraft Halloween Pumpkin Zombie?

I was playing Minecraft today, and I saw a zombie with a pumpkin on its head. I have never seen this before today. Did Mojang make some kind of Halloween Update?

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Instructables robot pumpkin template

I would like to carve a pumpkin with the instructables robot on it. Can anyone make an instructable on how to do this? Thanks!

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my pumpkins for photo contest

I did 8 pumpkins this year and tried some really ambitious stuff that seemed to work out pretty well. I have included 2 videos because it adds to the photos. I will not do an instructable on the flaming pumpkin because it is already all over the net and is not my idea.The sculpting techniques are inspired by pumpkingutter.com I thought the techniques would be way out of my league but I just tried it for fun and it worked well.

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Growing pumpkins primarily FOR THE SEED. What variety do you recommend? Answered

Is there a particular variety of Pumpkin that produces large, plump seeds for roasting?  

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Robo-jack-o-lantern

This is our front porch decoration for tonight. I wanted something a little more robotic for Halloween this year and this is what we're going to have. We just need to secure the bowl a bit more because it holds our leftovers pretty often. I just finished it up and don't have any lit up shots. I'll try and get some done tonight. Update: OK, got some night shots.

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Proudly Post your Pumpkin Pics

I was just interested in what people did, in the way of pumpkins this year. Did we all get creative? Loose any digits in the process? Proudly display your fine carving work for everyone to see.

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how do i put a stem back on my pumpkin? Answered

 my pumpkin's stem fell off but i need it on in order to do my carving in it i already tried hot glue

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how to make pumpkin crunch pie?

Its a pumpking cake with piecans 

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Super Mario Bros. LED Mushroom Halloween Pumpkin!

How to create your own Super Mario Brothers 1-up LED powered Pumpkin! A greatchange from your standard, boring Jack-o-Lantern.http://hacknmod.com/displayMOD.php?hack=561

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What are some good pumpkin recipes?

This is sort of an interesting story. The Halloween of last year, our family went out and bought several pumpkins for the typical Jack-o-lanterns. We carved them on top of our backyard picnic table. When we where done, we pushed off all the seeds and insides off the table (Just like any one else would). But now, almost 6 months later, a whole new pumpkin patch grew giving us so many pumpkins! (both regular and miniature). It took up about 1/4 of our primary backyard. I need some good recipes /ideas to do with all these pumpkins. I would hate to see them going to waste. -Allen

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electroluminescent paint. Is it possible?

After seeing "wire glue" and thinking about my pumpkin and seeing the Halloween contest here it got me thinking about this and google didn't really garner good results. Last year I hacked some LEDs into my pumpkin with 1 pair of cat5, a 9v battery and some hot glue (my in-laws didn't have a soldering iron) to connect it all up. This year I wanted to do something similar with LEDs and was thinking about making my own "wire glue"  which lead to EL paint. Maybe I'll just buy some EL wire and some "wire glue".

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Wanted: A contraption to punch two parallel holes in a pumpkin (see pictures)

I really could use some help with this project.  I live in Williams Bay, Wisconsin and the Williams Bay Recreation Department and the Williams Bay Business Association hold a pumpkin race around Halloween.  The pumpkins have to have two parallel axles, four wheels.  I attached some pictures of what we have been using, but frankly it doesn't work.   The contraption we have is a piece of wood, 4x4, with two holes drilled into it.  We have two long screwdrivers that go through the holes.  Pumpkin pushed up against the wood and the scewdrivers shoved through.  We also took off the handle of a scewdriver and inserted it into a drill and that seems to work great.  However, the holes were never small enough and the screwdriver can move around inside, which defeats the whole purpose.  Also there are only two holes and that limites the size of pumpkin that can be used. I like the basic idea of this Pumpkin Punch.  We just didn't have the right tools or know-how to do it right. The axles have to be parallel or the pumpkin will not go straight.  We, the Rec Department,  use 5/16 threaded rod and six inch rubber wheels.  The morning of the race, volunteers help attach the wheels and axles for the children, which is why we need this contraption. I would also like an Instructable made on how to build a pumpkin racer so that the Rec Department can direct people to it for questions. Check out www.wbhalloween.com for some more information on our event. I hope there is someone that can help.  The next Pumpkin Race is set for October 30, 2010. Thanks  

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Light/Sound kit to make singing pumpkins

Small, Home neighborhood haunt.  I can't really afford the Light O Rama that coordinates the lights and sounds.  Anyone have anything for sale or novice directions on how to accomplish this?  You can see many versions on You Tube,and I'm looking for use in foam carvable pumpkins with a Halloween themed music loop.  http://youtu.be/p7cjCR60ix8

Topic by edunn1 


Want to make singing lighted pumpkins for Halloween?

I have looked at pre-fab LOR and really can't afford it at my home haunt for this one project.  Any plain language schematics to create this for a newbie.  I want to do "This is Halloween" and was hoping someone out there could help out with some simple suggestions to make it work without spending a fortune.  Help!  Any links to specifics or

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what's your favorite prank?

Hey instructables community what's your favorite prank? I personally like shaving cream grenades or my explodin' paste recipe that no, I will not make an instructable for. -PUMPKIN$

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The Pies I Ate This Thanksgiving

Check out these pies I ate yesterday for Thanksgiving! We had an entire table stocked with desserts, and among them, these were the best:My Pumpkin Pie (still holds the record for world's best and smoothest pie)Apple Pie with Apple Logo baked by the Evil Mad Scientists themselves. More later, once we've organized the pictures.

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Halloween 2010

Hey, you shouldn't be reading this now! It's Halloween, go out and have some fun!

Topic by zascecs   |  last reply


cool gif image!

It's vash from the anime series Trigun :D

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Looking to build a led flicker circuit?

Hi, my cousin asked me to help him finish a project. He has made 8 pumpkins for a halloween decoration, And wants to have the lights and mouth light up. So I figured about 5 led's per pumpkin (maybe 3). And I have rgb ones on hand already so I figured I could use those to make orange flickering lights with. So I need to know how to wire it up and what I need to make it work. And how to power it.  Any help is appreciated! :D  Thaaaanks.

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Tree Speakers, Melon Brain, Pumpkin Silly String Shooter

Tree Speakers Melon Brain Pumpkin Silly String Shooter NES DVD Player Lady Gaga Caution Tape Costume Restoring Old Sneakers Cardboard Costume Helmet Supercapacitor USB Light Lady Gaga Bubble Costume Lady Gaga Baby Suits DIY Christian Louboutin Petal Sandals Sugru Mouse Grip Homemade Wakeboard Winch Gruesome Zombie Makeup Build a Full Tang Knife

Topic by randofo 


Precision Pumpkin Carving, Easy Home Brewing, Where the Wild Things Are Hat

Precision Pumpkin Carving Easy Home Brewing Where the Wild Things Are Hat Make an Armor Mask Light-Up LED Leggings Army Man Costume Polygon Lamp Kit The Instructables Card Game Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies Mini Altoid Gas Grill 5 Great Lemon Tricks Wooden RC Quadrocopter Fold-Down Workbench Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Sandwich The $0 Coil Gun

Topic by randofo 


your favorite song?

What's your fav. song or band, instructables community?

Topic by Pumpkin$   |  last reply


How can I press oil?

Oils like almond, pumpkin seed

Question by Wiluna   |  last reply


extracting....

Can anyone tell me how to extract platinum from catalyc converters? (pardon my spelling)

Topic by Pumpkin$   |  last reply


ok guys let's get started!

Ok guys let's start submitting instructables into the group and maybe even find more members. -PUMPKIN$

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Help to add more LEDs to a Halloween LED Pumpkin Lamp.?

I have an LED Halloween pumpkin lamp that runs off of 3 AAA batteries.  The lamp has 3 LEDs each color is red, green, and blue.  It slowly changes from one color to the next.  I wanted to see how I could add one more of each color LED for a project.  I know there will not be enough room on the same board and they will need to be put on separate component PC board.  I will have no problem doing any kind of soldering.  I just don't know anything about resistors and electricity.  I am looking to find out how everything needs to be connected up and if I need more power.  If I need more power then I will add a DC jack for any power adjustment.  Is this easy or would it be a lot easier if I used a timer chip?  I just don't have anything to program chips.  Thanks for everyone's help.

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Blu-Ray Phaser, Steampunk Mech Walker, Laser Pumpkin...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Nov. 8, 2007 Welcome back! OurDIY Halloween 2007 Contest closed and we're judging hte entries now. All of the amazing costumes, jack-o-lanterns, food, and gadgets that were entered can be seen here.Check out all the cool Instructables that came in this week! Blu-Ray Laser Phaser! Take the Blu-ray laser from a PS3 and install it into a Star Trek phaser for under $100.posted by Kipkay on Nov 6, 2007 Mystic Lord costume: horns, armor, silk painting + more (oh my) Make your vision of a deluxe costume a reality with this detailed Instructable. posted by houseofdarkly on Nov 4, 2007 Guy Fawkes Mask in Origami The 5th of November just passed, but you should still try out this impressive mask that's made from one square of paper.posted by chosetec on Nov 5, 2007 Over $5,000 in prizes! Paint Your Car With Rustoleum Give your car a new look without paying out the nose for automotive paint.posted by DrSimons on Nov 6, 2007 Build your own steampunk chicken-walker mech Why bother walking around all night when you can build a steam-powered robotic walker? Or at least look like you did.posted by Bug on Nov 4, 2007 Ikea Aquascape on the cheap $12 Liven up your room with this underwater garden. It can be as simple or complex as you want it to be.posted by sleighbedguy on Nov 4, 2007 Six-armed Hindu goddess Kali Costume Unleash the violent goddess within and experience what it's like to live with six limbs. posted by nicemag on Nov 5, 2007 Win a laser cutter worth over $15,000! NES ZAPPER!!! Your NES may be dead, but here's a way to revive your old Zapper into a powerful laser pointer.posted by Darkeru on Nov 3, 2007 Laser Pumpkin Perfect for the front porch or as a party decoration, this hacked jack-o-lantern explodes with lasery goodness!posted by novalasers on Nov 4, 2007 Magic Table Build a table that can hide away all your tools with a quick flip!posted by msolek on Nov 6, 2007   Now go build something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Topic by lebowski 


welcome to the alliance!

ATTENTION members: there will be a contest held on march 24 please enter your instructables by putting a link on your comment, and please no oragami or knitting :)

Topic by Pumpkin$ 


Win an Instructables Halloween T-shirt!

Want to win a limited-edition 2007 Halloween pumpkin t-shirt?Just sign up for our weekly newsletter by Halloween! It's a great way to catch up with the top projects from the past week, and we don't spam or sell your email addresses. Ever. You'll also be entered in a drawing for an Instructables Halloween pumpkin t-shirt! We'll announce the winner on November 1.function clickclear(thisfield, defaulttext) {if (thisfield.value == defaulttext) {thisfield.value = "";}}Sign-up for our newsletter subscribe

Topic by canida   |  last reply


why my instructable not included in this contest.

I posted a instructable (how to make a pumpkin pie) on 01 August 2008. submitted it for contest but it is not listed in the contest. what is the reason.

Topic by shm   |  last reply


Contest sorting

When I choose to sort the instructables in a contest by views, it gives the same order as when sorted by recent. I took the pumpkin contest for example.

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What's a maker to do?

While my makings are scarce, I can safely qualify myself as a maker. Halloween is the maker's holiday, the one day of the year where you can make anything your heart desires, without anyone saying otherwise. And I get to miss out. I love making costumes, and I am jsut fascinated with the amount of cool yet easy costumes available on the internet each year. Well, my parents don't let me make aany of the ones I want. The answer- they require me to buy materials...... I am really sad. Last year, I saw the digitigrade(?) werewolf stilts. I was amazed at how easy it was! I made the stilts, and tried going for the full costume (They show how to make a werewolf costume step by step), but as soon as my parents learned I had to buy some fur, they put a stop to my making. That same year, I also found my ideal costume, a godzilla costume made from foam. You can guess the answer. Technically I could make it, from little scraps of foam from stores. My parents still said no, their justification was that after I make it, throwing it out was too hard (disposing of foam takes a lot of work). I have been nagging about that costume every month, but to no avail. This year, the guys that made the werewolf costume are at it again. This time, a cool dragon suit (Which I knew about since last year, I contacted them, and they gave me a cool piece of knowledge before anyone else!) I am not even gonna ask to make this one. Why must I love costumes? Any, just share any experiences where you've found ideal makes, but for some reason can't make them. Indy Mogul made a cool Hellboy Gun, which I was going to make an instructable of since they hadn't made one, but they (IM) said they were gonna make one too, they had jsut forgotten. By some sort of miracle, I'm still making the gun, and my parents haven't stopped me yet. I bought some plaster of paris, some 2x4s, a dowel, and other stuff. GuessI must be getting through to them? Finally, I leave you with this: Easy to make, but I have ***hole friends: (The second pic was the concept pic they showed me last year)

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(newsletter) Kilo-Lumen Bike Light, Sparkleball, Amazing Pumpkin Pie...

Nov 26, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Making something sweet for the holidays? Then enter it in the Holiday Treats Contest and win a custom laser-etched rolling pin! Show us your best creation powered by AA, AAA, C, or D batteries and win a full set of eneloop rechargeable batteries in the SANYO eneloop Battery Powered Contest! Color a robot and send it in to help us decorate Eric's office!Coming very soon... our biggest contest yet! Any project using tools will be eligible, so start tinkering now! (no-melt) Sparkleball by sparkleball_lady Perfect Oven Sweet Potato Fries by jessyratfink Cook a Huge Dinner w/ Spreadsheets by canida Kilo-Lumen bike headlight by kc6qhp Win a sweet set of rechargeable batteries! Win a custom laser-engravedrolling pin! Homemade Flavored Marshmallows by cainunable Build a Greenhouse for under $25 by PondPlantGirl Turn a Photo into a Stencil! by Weissensteinburg Amazingly Smooth Pumpkin Pie by ewilhelm "Dead" Battery Lamp by zjharva Arduino Controlled Servo Robot by Stuart.Mcfarlan Modular Pie-cosahedron by turkey tek Bicycle Oil Lantern by alpacalypse Make a gift special with these customizable Instructables Vote for your favorites! How to make Soft Drinks by SFHandyman Bench Saw Table for a Wood Lathe by Phil B Cranberry Relish by LasVegas Hard Drive Persistence of Vision by vishnubob Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Topic by fungus amungus 


I really need a funny school prank before june 6th

I would appreciate any ideas for a prank at my school. ANY ideas?

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URGENT PROBLEM HELP CAN'T APPROVE MEMBERS!

Help I wan't to add knexsuperbulderfreak to my group but it just reads "error on page" please help!

Topic by Pumpkin$ 


What are you going to be for Halloween?

So what are you going to be for Halloween (as in what costume are you wearing.) Also what are you going to do for Halloween, are you going to stay at you house and give out candy, scare little kids, or go trick or treat with your friends?I am going to go trick or treating with my friendsI have also come up with a costume design which is a transformer costume that actually transforms! Unlike the costly imitation costumes at the store. Here are some pictures of it but it is not quite done yet.Also i was wondering if anyone would like to see an instructable on how to make this kind of costume?Its kind of like this but not as good: Please comment!!!

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Newbie... How do I create the singing pumpkin as a singing Christmas Ornament for my holiday bash?

Every year I have a huge Christmas party at my place, and every year I do something more over the top. I'm just now getting into lighting and things and have no background experience in any of this. For instance, you say relay switch... I say WHA? I of course can "look it up", and I've been known to dabble in circuitry. However, I wanted this year to try to re-create the singing halloween pumpkins (that I saw in a video), or the singing Haunted mansion ghosts, into singing animated ornaments (the big kind). I know this can be done, its just a matter of understanding the steps involved. For instance, I know I will probably need a projector of sorts and huge ornaments and some sort of animation. I mostly have mac products so if the programs are for windows they won't work for me. Also, the easiest will probably be the best since I'm new. I also checked out the hologram illusion technique and the glass projection as ideas for doing this or possibly showing a floating movie or christmas short. Thanks for any and all highly detailed information. I would love to get into these things as I'm a Christmas nut and well, most of the Christmas stuff out there just sucks for creativity, but Halloween decor is insanely cool.  I want Disney-like animations and projections. Something special that WOWS. Thanks again!

Question by shadyangel   |  last reply


The Alliance now accepting members please join!

Please consider joining the Alliance. this month we would like to focus on airsoft, knex, and bic guns, and crossbows, AND blowguns.

Topic by Pumpkin$