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Cut Out The Pumpkin Carving With These 9 Projects

Some pretty ~gourd~ ideas.

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1. Melt crayons for a colorful creation.

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Exacto knife or paring knife

Hot glue or fast-drying tacky glue

Hair dryer or kitchen blowtorch

White pumpkin (or paint an orange pumpkin white)

Finishing spray (optional)


1. Carefully slice away the paper coating from the crayon and snap the crayon in half.

2. Glue the crayon pieces around the stem.

3. Allow the glue to dry.

4. Blow dry the crayons from above with low heat.

5. Repeat these steps with more crayons if the dripping looks patchy in areas.

6. Allow the wax to harden.

7. Apply a finishing coat to preserve the coloring.

2. Spook the kiddos with a spider.

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1 large pumpkin

1 medium pumpkin

1 small pumpkin

2 toothpicks

9 pipe cleaners

2 googly eyes




1. Bend pipe cleaners into the shape of a spider’s leg.

2. Staple four "legs" to the bottom of the large pumpkin.

3. Stick a toothpick into the large pumpkin and put a ring of glue around it. Push the medium pumpkin onto the toothpick.

4. Repeat steps two and three with a smaller pumpkin.

5. Stick googly eyes above the stem.

6. Cut a pipe cleaner into a smile with fangs and glue.

3. Paint it black to test your luck with this feline friend.

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Spray paint or paint

Paint gloss

Different size squashes

Paper for eyes and ears




1. Paint or spray paint the gourds to the desired color.

2. Let paint dry.

3. Use toothpicks and put a ring of glue around each to connect the squashes.

4. Cut out paper eyes and ears and glue them on.

4. Or cover it in felt for a lil guy who is quite a hoot.

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Hot glue




1. Mark and cut out your shapes on the felt, gluing felt pieces together as needed.

2. Glue the shapes to the pumpkins.

5. Haunt your stoop with faces that are always watching you.

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Black acrylic paint

Painters or masking tape

Glow-in-the-dark paint

Gloss finishing paint


Paint brushes


1. Cut out tape shapes to create the eyes and mouth of a jack-o-lantern.

2. With the tape firmly stuck to the pumpkin, paint it black.

3. Let the paint dry before peeling off the tape.

4. Carefully fill in the eyes and mouth with glow-in-the-dark paint.

5. Coat with a gloss finishing if you want your pumpkin to be extra shiny.

6. Hang tiny pumpkin bats from the ceiling.

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Cardstock paper

Black acrylic paint

Paint brushes

Hot glue



Small eye hooks

Fishing line


1. Paint pumpkin black. Let dry.

2. Mark and cut out wings, eyes, and ears on the cardstock paper.

3. Glue the shapes to the pumpkins.

4. Screw eye hook to the top of the pumpkin. If you want your pumpkin to not hang at an angle, use two eye hooks to equalize the weight.

5. String fishing line through both hooks to hang the bats.

7. Make your own monster with a bunch of googly eyes.

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Hot glue

White acrylic paint

Green acrylic paint

Googly eyes


1. Prime your pumpkin with a white undercoat of paint if necessary. Let dry.

2. Apply acrylic paint coat with the color of your choice. Let dry.

3. Glue the eyes all over the pumpkin. Let glue dry.

8. Glue on fake flowers for a fall-friendly feel.

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Fake flowers

Hot glue


1. If your fake flowers have long stems, trim them to about 1/4" long, using wire cutters if needed. (Or just remove the flower tops from the stems, if possible.)

2. Glue flowers on, one at a time, by running a line of hot glue down the little bit of stem. Add them in a circular row around the top of the pumpkin, then fill in the top.

9. Dress a scarecrow in something more ~revealing~ for Halloween.

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4 12-inch boards

1 30-inch board

1 4-foot dowel

2 3-foot dowels

2 2-foot dowels

wood screws

power drill

duct tape


2 pumpkins




Flannel shirt

Working Gloves

Safety pins



Note: If you plan to make this, we recommend referring to both these instructions and the visuals in the video, which you can watch below.

1. Using two of the 12-inch boards, screw a board to either end of the 4-ft dowel, so the dowel's in the center of each board and it looks like a capital "H" with a very long middle.

2. Attach the three-foot dowels to a 12-inch board, making a square "U" with a short bottom, and slide the jeans onto them legs-first, one leg per dowel.

3. Attach another board to the other side of the dowels.

4. Stand the capital "H" and your jeans structures vertically, parallel to each other. Attach a 30-inch board to both of the top boards with duct tape — it will be diagonal.

5. Tape the two 2-foot dowels to the highest board in the capital "H" structure so that they sit perpendicularly, and stick out. These are the "elbows."

6. Stuff the jeans.

7. Tape two pumpkins to the board above the jeans to make the butt.

8. Lay a pillow across the diagonal board. Cover the pillow with the back of a long-sleeved flannel shirt, and tuck the dowels into the sleeves (the rest of the sleeves will lay down at the elbows).

9. Add a little stuffing to the back and sleeves of the shirt.

10. Stuff work gloves and attach them first to the shirt and then the back of the jeans with safety pins.

11. Tape a hat to the highest board.

Watch how to make all these cute pumpkins here.

View this video on YouTube

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