The Easy Way to carve a Jack O' Lantern
Dress up your home with creative Halloween pumpkin ideas using free pumpkin stencils, painted pumpkins, and unique pumpkin decorating tips. Our collection of free Halloween pumpkin carving stencils includes silly and scary pumpkin faces, classic Halloween icons (think Frankenstein, werewolves, and vampires), sophisticated fall motif patterns, and dozens more Halloween stencil ideas.
Dremel Pumpkin Template
Pumpkin carving is a Halloween tradition, and while you may normally use a kitchen knife to make your jack-o-lantern, I powered up my Dremel tool for this project! Using some Martha Stewart lettered stencils and a Dremel tool, I added a custom note debossed into my pumpkin. It’s quite easy to do.
Please note The Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit should be used to "carve" layers of skin away from your pumpkin so that light will "glow" through the pumpkin. You do not cut all the way through the pumpkin.
Every October pumpkins begin appear on porches. This year you can follow our four easy steps to carve your very own jack-o'-lantern pumpkin for Halloween
Pumpkin Carving Tools
To carve a good Jack-O-Lantern, you need to start with the right tools for the job. They have to be sharp enough, flexible, thin and sturdy. Over the years we've collected, experimented with, altered or made a number of tools suited for our pumpkin carving tool kit.
A well carved pumpkin will impress your friends, neighbors and best of all, you're trick-or-treaters. Carving a pumpkin into a Jack-O'-Lantern freehand is the traditional way of doing it, is very easy and only takes a few basic tools. A large spoon or ice-cream scoop, a thin bladed knife and some newspaper will get you started.
The witch's brew is boiling in the cauldron, and the trick-or-treating hour draws near. Now all you need are creepy Halloween decorations, such as a pumpkin made from one of these Jack-O' Lantern patterns, and you've got the perfect party decorations.
Pumpkin Carving Guide
Pumpkin carving is a great project for adults to do with children. Kids can design the Jack-O' Lantern face, and adults can do the carving! Here are some tips to get you started.
The Pumpkin Masters makes it faster and easier to carve your pumpkin masterpiece. Here are some patterns to help you carve that perfect Halloween Jack-O' Lantern.
How to Carve a Pumpkin
Carving a pumpkin is really pretty easy. With a few short, straight cuts with a knife, you can make triangular eyes, a nose and a toothy mouth. The result is a face almost anyone can recognize, even if you just draw it on a piece of paper. It's the face of a Jack-O' Lantern.
Simple Homemade Halloween Crafts
Here are ten woodcarvings you can make from wood lathe for this Halloween. These woodcarvings can be used for home Halloween decor, given to friends and relatives as gifts, or even handed out to trick-or-treaters in place of candy. Wood lathe is generally a thin board about a third of an inch thick and 1.5 inches wide. They sometimes are sold in bundles of 50, perhaps at your local hardware store. Use a scroll saw or knife to cut out these simple carving patterns. A thin-bladed hacksaw will also work well.
Carving a Halloween Pumpkin
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