Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas
Get ready for Halloween and make a truly scary pumpkin carving! There's nothing quite as spooky and scary as a graveyard, so when you choose to add this macabre image to your Halloween pumpkin carving, you'll be certain to get an excellent design for your particular holiday. Create some fake gravestones around the base of the pumpkin, then you could add some zombies creeping out of their coffins.
When I was growing up, there were a lot of pumpkin carvings that I cringed at - just because they gave me a bad feeling. Now, however, there are some really great Halloween pumpkin carvings out there. The trick-or-treaters on Halloween night really like to wander through graveyards and search for goodies. You can take some simple carves and transform them into something that is personalized for the trick-or-treaters. Carve some pumpkins with the Halloween logo and the children's names on them, and this will make for a super memorable Halloween night.
For those who want to use jack-o-lanterns at home, one of the best Halloween pumpkin carving ideas is to make your own. These are simply sticks, but they can be made all kinds of shapes. You can actually go out and buy a nice selection of pre-colored jack-o-lanterns, then you stick them on. Use a bit of black paint for decorations on the stick itself, then you can really let your imagination take over. Here are a few creative pumpkin decorating ideas that you might try:
This is probably the most common Halloween pumpkin carving idea out there, and it is also one of the easiest ones to try. You simply take the standard pumpkins that you have and cut them in half. Then you stick two hollow "flowers" (seeds) inside each half. Then you glue them together with some spray glue.
These type of Halloween pumpkin carvings are kind of neat. If you don't want to do them by yourself, then you could always hire someone else to do them for you. There are plenty of places that Halloween craft services will be charging for these. However, it is well worth the money if it means you get to keep your little trick-or-treaters safe from hungry monsters while they are waiting for Halloween treats. For example, most of these stores will give out candy canes when you purchase the basic pumpkin carvings.
Another one of those more creative pumpkin carvings is created by making a stencil from pieces of cardboard, paper, or fabric. These stencils are great to put on the outside of doorways or windows to make them look more scary. To make this more fun, let your kids draw the faces of all of their friends on them! They can draw the faces of their best friends or draw a random picture for them.
If you would rather try to use paint, then you should purchase some spray paint and a pumpkin face mask. You simply apply the paint to the front of your pumpkins, and then spray paint a white background on the back. Next, draw a scary face on the front of your pumpkin. Don't forget to draw the "skeletons" that will be coming out at Halloween. You can purchase masks that will fit over your mouth so that all that sees you are just a pumpkin.
Now you know how easy it is to make a pumpkin! Just use some creativity and apply a little creativity. There are many different ideas that you can use to carve pumpkins. Just remember to make sure that the carving is a Halloween idea and that the kids that you are allowing to help you carve them have permission!