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.

Posted by dave spencer 10 years ago


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?  

Asked by bajablue 6 years ago


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

Asked by AllenB94 7 years ago


Any recipes to make out of a pumpkin?

Any recipes to make out of a pumpkin?

Asked by 8 years ago


Exploding pumpkin

I wanna blow up a pumpkin Any suggestions???

Posted by Masta Moofasa 11 years ago


Neat Pumpkin Template Site

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

Posted by Brennn10 10 years ago


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!

Asked by kcls 8 years ago


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.

Asked by jen7714 7 years ago


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?

Posted by ~KnexBuild~ 4 years ago


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)

Posted by Shadowmang 9 years ago


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

Asked by annoyingfeatures 8 years ago


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.

Posted by Lftndbt 9 years ago


how to make pumpkin crunch pie?

Its a pumpking cake with piecans 

Asked by altheaz7 8 years ago


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

Posted by Joe426 10 years ago


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.

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


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.

Posted by patriots8888 6 years ago


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).

Posted by jamestown 10 years ago



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.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago



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  

Posted by cdawisconsin 8 years ago


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$

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago


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

Posted by edunn1 5 years ago


cool gif image!

It's vash from the anime series Trigun :D

Posted by Pumpkin$ 9 years ago


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

Posted by randofo 7 years ago


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

Posted by randofo 7 years ago


your favorite song?

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

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago


How can I press oil?

Oils like almond, pumpkin seed

Asked by Wiluna 8 years ago


Extremely urgent!! I need help figuring out how to connect an alarm to a PIR sensor! Answered

Skip to the second paragraph if you are short on time or get sick of me droning on.              Okay, so you've just done the first step in helping me, reading this.  Me and my dad are sick of having our pumpkins trashed on Halloween just because someone doesn't like our football team. (there are other reasons too but that could take a whole book and a month to explain it)  We live in a nice neighborhood where everybody knows everyone and things are pretty nice.  However there are some people in our neighborhood who just don't give a freaking crap what their kids do, and I'm sick of it.                         So I have a PIR sensor, Ladyada explaining how to use them, RadioShack, and Adafruit Industries.  I also have an extremely loud alarm that goes off when the circuit is broken.  I need some help figuring out how to make the PIR sensor break the circuit on the alarm.  I have included a diagram explaining.

Asked by furrysalamander 6 years ago



extracting....

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

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago


ok guys let's get started!

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

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago


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".

Asked by schuchwun 7 years ago


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.

Asked by 'earl 3 years ago


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.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


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

Asked by edunn1 5 years ago


Halloween 2010

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

Posted by zascecs 7 years ago


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 :)

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago


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

Posted by canida 10 years ago


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.

Posted by shm 9 years ago


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.

Posted by emilyvanleemput 4 years ago


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!

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago


I really need a funny school prank before june 6th

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

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago


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.

Asked by mukieluk 6 years ago


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!

Asked by shadyangel 6 years ago


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.

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago


we need more members so please invite your friends.

Knexbulderfreak if you could please help find more members that would be great!

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago


How many of you still own metroid prime hunters?

If you still own this game I would like to hold a tournament so if you could please leave your friend codes?

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago


Will the finalists in the leather contest ever be announced?

The title says it all. The contest should originally have ended the same time as the PUMPKIN CHALLENGE and PRESERVE IT! CONTEST but it have been changed to end november 11. If that is the case shouldn't the finalists have been announced by now?

Posted by Andersenleather 2 years ago


what does this mean? find out and you have just made a hisorical contribution

Historians believe the following intricate square written on a Roman wall in England (yes england) was a coded message left by an early Christian while eluding persecution. sator arepo tenet opera rotas

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago