How to Carve a Pumpkin

Learn how to carve a pumpkin! Our easy tutorial takes you through the clean-out and the carving, with time-tested tips on using pumpkin stencils.

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Halloween Cupcakes

Create a creepy cupcake creation that is sure to dazzle your Halloween party guests by decorating store-bought or homemade cupcakes. Our Halloween cupcake monsters, black cats, witches, and ghosts are all magic to make and decorate!

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Disguises for Halloween Treats

Dress up everyday packaged candy in silly disguises for trick-or-treat night or to use as Halloween party favors. Our sweet candy embellishments and party-favor costumes transform chocolate bars, popcorn, and more into creepy-crawly spiders, ghostly treat bags, and batty boxes. Get started with these fun and easy projects today!

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Halloween Drink Recipes

No goblin or ghoul will go thirsty at your Halloween party with these delightful party drinks and punch recipes. Concoct a kid-friendly beverage, or experiment with adults-only cocktail creations.

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4 Incredibly Cool Halloween Ideas

These must-see ideas are super fun accessories for your Halloween party. From a vampire place setting to a fresh spin on caramel apples, you'll be inspired to start creating.

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Halloween Door Decor

Welcome trick-or-treaters and party guests this Halloween with front-door accents that cast just the right spell. Our ideas for wreaths, door decorations, and entryway accents are sure to give your porch spook-tastic flair for Halloween.

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Creative Pumpkin Crafts for Halloween

From paper pumpkin crafts to pumpkin pillows, these Halloween decorations offer a great alternative to jack-o-lanterns. Cut, sew, and glue your way through our easy pumpkin craft ideas.

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Super-Fast Pumpkins with No-Carve Designs

Grab an apple corer and create these pretty, mess-free Halloween pumpkins in just a few easy steps -- no cutting or carving required!

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    • Pretty Pumpkins

      To get this sophisticated look, use an apple corer to punch through the pumpkin's rind to create a perfectly round hole. Buy three different colored gourds, and mix and match the different colors of plugs.

    • Cute to the Core

      Use a plunger-type apple corer for double-duty decorating. Leave the holes open for a glowing look, or place the punch in a different colored pumpkin.

    • Fall Flowers

      You don't have to remove the pulp for these pretty pumpkins. Using a clay-loop tool (see next slide) allows you to design a cool look that lasts longer than conventional carved pumpkins. We love this floral design, which uses a different colored plug as the base, and etching for the petals.

    • Scratch the Surface

      Sketch your design with a washable marker. Use your thumb to stabilize your hand when cutting the design with a clay-loop tool. This easy carving technique is almost mess-free -- no gutting required!

    • Floral Fun

      Combine the apple-corer and clay-loop tool techniques to create an intricate, multidimensional flower on your pumpkin.

    • Add Some Color

      Simply pull the plug from one pumpkin and place it in a hole of another to use autumn hues to create a pretty, polka-dotted pumpkin.

    • Mix and Match

      This multicolored kabocha squash incorporates harvest hues from a variety of pumpkins and winter squashes. It looks great on a doorstep or entryway to greet guests -- or trick-or-treaters.

    • Family Fun

      Kids will love using apple corers to create fun and easy Halloween designs. For thick pumpkins, use a rubber mallet to help pound through thick walls.

    • Spell It Out

      Use a washable marker to draw a letter or initials on your pumpkin, and use the apple corer to punch along lines. Create a letter on each pumpkin to spell out a spooky message.

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      Boo-tiful Pumpkins

      When illuminated, the apple corer holes emit an eerie glow. This big "Boo!" looks like it took hours, but with the help of a plunger-type apple corer, large letters are easy to knock out. Be sure you get the scary point across by using a serrated knife and a metal biscuit cutter to create a simple exclamation mark.

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      Ghostly Gourd

      Try an apple-corer spin on an old-fashioned jack-o'-lantern. Use a rubber mallet to tap a metal biscuit cutter into a white pumpkin to cut eyes and mouth. Cut pupils and teeth from eye sections with an apple corer. Attach pupils and teeth with toothpicks, and dribble a few seeds from the pumpkin's mouth for extra spookiness.

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      More Fast Pumpkin Projects

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      Quick and Easy Painted Pumpkins

      This Halloween, create artistic pumpkins with paint, fun embellishments, and little (to no!) carving.
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