Halloween Books and Pumpkin Carving Kits and Tools!

Children love Halloween.  My 4 year old wants to read Halloween stories all year round. These books and kits make it easy to turn a pumpkin in to an elaborately carved jack-o-Lantern! Anyone can follow these easy instructions to produce a professional-looking Halloween Jack-O-Lantern! If you've ever done a Paint-by-numbers Elvis on velvet as a child, then you can do this! It is much easier than you think!

Great Pumpkins: Crafty Carving for Halloween (Spiral-bound)

This delightfully designed and brightly photographed wire-bound guide will surely provide inspiration for pumpkin carvers whose Halloween ambitions reach beyond the typical jack'o'lantern grimace. Authors Cole and Hurley present 24 designs ranging from simple to advanced, each complete with detailed carving instructions, a thorough list of tools and a full-color photograph of the end result. Using little more than a razor knife, butter knife, drill bit and spoon, you can adorn your front stoop with masterpieces like the Pumpkin "King," an Elvis Presley circa Jailhouse Rock pumpkin, opposing teams of pumpkin-helmeted pumpkin-head football players and a pumpkin Mona Lisa. Or you may prefer to tackle less daunting designs, like those for witches, spiders and black cats. This book is not for young children, but will appeal to those whose inner child-or deMonday to comes out on Halloween. Photos.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Extreme Pumpkin Carving : 20 Amazing Designs from Frightful to Fabulous (Paperback)

Providing a new twist on a holiday tradition, this book illustrates how to carve three-dimensional faces and scenes in pumpkins using tools ranging from kitchen knives to carving gouges and chisels. Complete information is provided for getting started, including an overview of tools and tips for finding the best pumpkin to work with. Step-by-step instructions are detailed for using handy household tools to carve dramatic Halloween figures and using professional tools for creating more elaborate and intricate details. Twenty pumpkin carving patterns are provided and include full-color photographs of each finished carving.

Pumpkin Carving: 20 Contemporary Glowing Lanterns and Decorative Designs (Paperback)

Create glorious glowing lanterns and illuminated decorative displays with this illustrated guide, which includes projects such as dramatic geometric globes and charming clusters of miniature squash.


Country Living Pumpkin Chic : Decorating with Pumpkins & Gourds (Country Living) (Paperback)

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Pumpkin Carving (Paperback)

Whether your preferences in pumpkins tend toward the spooky or the goofy, you'll find something wonderful to carve here. The book's full-size patterns are imaginative and easy to follow. Besides cats, bats, witches, ghouls, and assorted creatures, there's a gypsy, "Happy Halloween" and "Trick or Treat" designs, and lots of crazy faces. So be prepared for extra trick-or-treaters--with these great pumpkins, your house will attract a lot of admirers. --Amy Handy

Amazon.com carries a variety of kits and stencils.  If the kit at left is sold out, just scroll down the page there.  There will be other kits listed!  And for 2 free stencils ( a happy face pumpkin and a spider, click here! 



Book: The Goopy Ghost of Halloween

By V.R. Duin

With vivid illustrations that sing the praises of the darkest and most delightful aspects of Halloween, The Goopy Ghost by V. R. Duin is a fantastically fun rhyming tale that celebrates the goopiest of ghostly goo. When siblings Steven and Sally trace the lines of what can only be described as the fiercest of all pumpkin faces and have their father carve the expression, they never imagine that the goo they toss in the rubbish bin will return to haunt them. A goopy ghost whose “Boo!” includes candy thieving, this ghoul roams the house to find a new house—one that isn't on fire. Absolutely unforgettable, this ghost story is perfect for even the youngest of beginning readers and is sure to become a Halloween classic.

Dremel 764-01 Pumpkin Carving Kit

The Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit features a battery operated pumpkin carving tool, powered by the Dremel 6V MiniMite Cordless Rotary Tool, and six jack-o'-lantern templates. The new Pumpkin Carving Kit makes it faster and easier to carve stunning, artistic jack-o'-lantern designs. The battery operated pumpkin carving tool strips away a partial layer of the pumpkin's surface for a translucent effect.

  • As easy as tracing a drawing
  • Additional pumpkin carving tips available at dremel
  • 6.0V cordless MiniMite (requires 4AA batteries, not included)
  • 6 Free Templates included to start designing stunning carvings.
  • Carve intricate patterns in minutes


Here's an actual pumpkin I carved from these kits!  Then it's pretty amazing, huh?






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