Carve a terrifyingly terrific jack-o’-lantern with our easy tips!1. Choose a smooth pumpkin, which will be easier to carve.
And remember: have patience with your pumpkin and don’t put too much pressure on yourself. If it’s a little askew, that just gives it more character.
Check out all of our tips and tricks in our pumpkin video!
Make an especially beautiful Halloween pumpkin with leaves and moss! First, carve your pumpkin. Scoop out the insides well, and then use templates to cut out eyes, a mouth and a nose. Decorate the top of the pumpkin with leaves and moss. This is a fun, easy Halloween craft for all ages.
Would you rather avoid the mass of carving a pumpkin? Then we suggest painting and drawing on pumpkins instead. This will also help the pumpkins last longer and you can decorate with them inside for Halloween. If you want to paint the entire pumpkin in a different colour, it is best to prime it first with Hobbylack craft paint. Then once the paint is dry, you can draw cool Halloween designs with Posca markers. Posca markers are opaque and are also visible on dark materials, which means you can draw on top of other colours once they are dry.
Make a beautiful autumnal bouquet of dried plants and flowers for Halloween! The finishing touch will be this wonderful vase or pot, which you can make from a scooped-out pumpkin. This beautiful autumnal craft is perfect for Halloween and other autumn holidays.
Create a frighteningly fabulous tablescape for your Halloween party! Paint big, striking patterns on huge pumpkins with Hobbylack. Then complete your Halloween table with black candlestick holders made out of old glass bottles and black spray paint.
As Halloween approaches, it's time to create a super-scary miniature world. Making your own eerie mini land with a pumpkin and scary decorations is easy. The little mice have dressed up as a vampire, an evil wizard and a witch to help set the haunted Halloween mood! All you have to do after that is turn on the light strand and await the witching hour! NOTE: Never leave the pumpkin unattended with a light source inside.
Not sure what to do with all those pumpkins during the harvest season? With concrete paint, you can make a beautiful concrete pumpkin without having to cast with a mould. All you need is a real pumpkin which you can turn into stone with our thick, heavy paint with a concrete texture. You can also apply paint with a palette knife for a slightly more robust result. Concrete pumpkins are the perfect decoration for autumn and Halloween.
Make a creepy pumpkin spider with pipe cleaners and eyes! It's a fun and easy Halloween craft to make with the kids. Glue pipe cleaner legs and tons of eyes to the pumpkin. To finish, tie a bow to the spider's head. A hot glue gun is your best friend for this craft!
For Halloween, the mice love to dress up and go trick-or-treating! Little Miss Mouse is dressed up as a witch, while mini Master Mouse wraps up in a mummified costume. The 'miceterious' duo have created a cute 'n' creepy Halloween scene, by turning a pumpkin into a ghostly carriage covered in spider webs and spooky spiders. Try your hand at crafting your very own little miniature world for Halloween, using pumpkins and cutesy creepy miniatures.
No Halloween amusement park is complete without a carousel and a hotel. Here, we have made a pumpkin hotel and behind it, the roller coaster rushes by. At Hotel Ghost, all the monstrous little beings can move in and celebrate Halloween. Are you keen to make a miniature landscape, too? TO MAKE THE PUMPKIN: Carve the pumpkin and cut out holes for the door and windows. DOOR: Reattach the door with a hinge made of steel wire. WINDOW: Cut pieces of elephant wire and poke them into the holes as window bars. SHUTTERS: Break or cut lolly sticks to the proper length. Glue them in pairs with cross bars made of small pieces of wood. Paint them with brown Hobbylack. Let the paint dry and then paint the shadow effects in black. To attach them to the pumpkin, bend a piece of steel wire into a U. Glue the U to the back of the shutter with a small piece of felt over the bend, then poke the ends into the pumpkin, with the shutter in place to the side of the window. The rest is up to your imagination.
Illuminate dark nights with pretty pumpkin candles! You can paint the pumpkins or leave them unpainted; they'll look great either way. Carve a hole in the pumpkin that is just big enough to pass a candle or tealight through, and position the candle. Remember to make sure the pumpkin is stable and never leave candles unattended.
For a more dramatic effect on your table - paint little pumpkins with black chalkboard paint. If you have a lot of guests, you can write their names on the pumpkins with a white pen (or pin on a piece of card and write on that instead, if it seems easier). Now the pumpkins are lovely table place cards!