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How to Paint a Pumpkin
Skip the carving -- by painting a Halloween pumpkin you can create spooky designs without the mess. We've got the tips for success!brush. Voila! You have a creepy looking cat to add to your Halloween decorations without the pumpkin carving mess.
How to Carve Initials Into a Pumpkin
Want a Halloween pumpkin that's a bit more sophisticated? We'll show you the steps to carve an initial into your pumpkin.
How to Carve a Pumpkin with an Apple Corer
This couldn't-be-easier pumpkin-carving method involves a cheap tool and very little time. Sounds like a winning combination for your Halloween display!
Creative Halloween Pumpkin Idea
Instead of carving a face into your pumpkin, use a few creative methods to turn your gourd into a cute owl. Our crafty ideas are a cinch and require little to no carving.about your pumpkin decorations. Make this so easy Owl Pumpkin out of sunflower seeds as a big eyed beauty that can perch in your displays. To get started, use some apple core to cut small circles for the owl's eyes, a knife works for this technique too. Free hand cut a triangle for his nose. To secure the Owl's appendages, cut small slits of the pumpkin for each ear and each foot. Heat up a hot glue gun and get crafting. Hot glue sunflower seeds in a circle around his eyes. Do as many layers of sunflower seeds as you'd like. The more seeds the bigger his keepers. Next, prep the Owl's ears. Hot glue 6 seeds to the end
How to Clean Out a Pumpkin
Get your pumpkin ready to carve with a quick clean-out. We've got the secret to carving (Hint: work from the bottom up).This way, a candle can rest oh so easily inside. A large ice cream scoop works great to get the guts out. You can also use the scoop that comes with the pumpkin carving kit. Dig
How to Carve a Pumpkin with a Cookie Cutter
Carve perfect shapes into your pumpkin by using cookie cutters. A little muscle makes it possible -- we show you how.Dust off the cookie cutters . This Halloween, they're from more than baking. Sturdy metal cookie cutters at Halloween designs can cut up perfect designs in your pumpkin. Select your cookie cutters and plan out your pattern. Our pumpkins been clean and it's ready to go. Now start cutting. You'll need to press hard. Pumpkin skin can be tough. Use a mallet to gently tap the cookie cutter through the pumpkin wall. Gentle but firm is the key. You don't wanna cave in the wall. Remove the cutout center. You'll have a perfectly shaped opening in your pumpkin. Repeat the process with as many shapes and sizes cookie cutters as you'd like to create your design. When you're satisfied with the look light up your cookie cutter creation and let it
Etch a Pumpkin
Learn an easy alternative to carving that lets you create lots of intricate designs.
Turn ordinary chicken fingers into creepy claws for a truly finger-lickin' treat!Talked about finger food? This is a fun take on everyone's favorite chicken fingers . So to start, I've got my chicken breast, and I've cut it up in a little bit thinner slices than you would in normal chicken finger. And I also cut some irregular pieces, so it really looks like real fingers. So I just took these. I dredge them in a little flour, salt, and pepper, and I just fried them up and I've got them right here. I've got a little bowl of paprika here, and this is gonna be so great for giving it that real kind of fingernails sort of look. So it looks like little bony fingers with red fingernails. So I'm just gonna dip my chicken fingers right into it. And you just wanna get that real tip of the finger, and you wanna kinda pick the real pointy sides so they look like real fingers, and everyone loves them. Then once you've got all fingers all covered up with your paprika, all the tips of them, now, it's time for a little dipping sauce . And here, I made a little bit of a special sauce. It's basically a Marinara sauce . You can make your own or if you just wanna use something from the can or from the jar, that's absolutely fine. So I'm just gonna take some of my sauce, then I'm gonna arrange my little fingers in the form of a hand. Oh, it's so creepy. And there we go. We've got a creepy chicken finger hand and delicious dipping sauce . Your guests are gonna think this is finger-dipping good.
Candy This Way
Spell it out for trick-or-treaters, show them the way to the goodies with a series of cleverly carved messages on posted pumpkins.
Scratch the cats and put DOGS on a pedestal this Halloween. Choose your favorite breed, then carve yourself a low maintenance pet!that you want to etch, and for your etching, you need some wood carving tools like this. So once you've got your shape basically punched out, you're gonna take off your stencil and start cutting and carving. So you just peel it off, and you see I've got this eyebrows here that needs to be cut out. These little tools just come in little pumpkin carving kits. These are great for getting into all the little nooks and crannies. So there we go. We can pull that out. And so the solid lines know what you want to cut, and then for the dash lines that are on your stencil, you're actually gonna carve those or etch those. And here I've got my little wood carving tools. There are some that have kind of a flat blade. You can pick this up at any craft store for about