Wacky and Wonderful Halloween Pumpkin Designs

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/uploadedImages/articles/online_articles/2007-10-01/jack-0102007.jpgHalloween! Ghosts and goblins and glowing jack-o’-lanterns! But all that mess and fuss and expense! Finding the perfect pumpkin, cleaning out the inner goop and deciding on the perfect design … or you can create a cornucopia of jack-o’-lantern designs on this virtual pumpkin carving site. And if you make a mistake, hit the reset button to start all over. Just use the virtual knife to draw your best design, click done and your Halloween face glows with a virtual candle. You have an instant “carved” pumpkin without the mess but with all of your ghoulish inspiration.

If you prefer the old-fashioned method of turning pumpkins into works of art, here are some ways to be successful:
• Preschoolers can use fat black markers to draw a face onto the ribbed surface of a child-sized pumpkin.
• Find articles on how to carve a pumpkin with a lid that doesn’t fall into the center, and tricks for making wonderfully original faces.
• For inspiration, check out these marvelous and malevolent 3-D pumpkin sculptures.

If you have an inspiring pumpkin carving experience, share it in the comments below.