Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Easy Pumpkin Carving

Making a Halloween jack-o-lantern can be a daunting task for some but with Colleen Dorsey's useful, easy to read guide pumpkin carving can be a fun activity for everyone.  Her 48 page book walks you through the tricks to making spooktacular creations you'll be proud to display in front of your house on Halloween.  Easy Pumpkin Carving shows how anyone can make bootiful decorations from standard pumpkins, mini pumpkins and gourds.  It outlines the best tools to use, goes over pre-carving pumpkin prep and describes how to make yourself an incredible luminary.

In addition to explaining the best techniques for crafting a jack-o-lantern, this paperback guide also provides a dozen patterns to make pumpkin carving simple. Just cut out a pattern from the book, trace it on your pumpkin, and carve out the outline.  Designs range from a scary image of Ghouls & Ghosts to tranquil Autumn scenes like Falling Leaves.  Most of the patterns are meant to be a perfect fit for normal pumpkins but there are a few for mini pumpkins too.

Don't want to tear a pattern out of your book? No problem!  You can go to a website and use a password identified in the book to download the patterns to print out from your computer.  Plus you can take a picture of your finished pumpkin carving and share it on the website which enters you for a chance to win a prize.

In addition to great pumpkin carving tips, a bunch of colorful pictures to inspire your decorating, and easy to use patterns for making your own jack-o-lanterns, the book also includes fun facts about Halloween.  Did you know that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein as part of a contest about who could write the best ghost story?  In medieval times people thought the Devil disguised himself as a black cat.  Before the Middle Ages people thought of witches as helpful rather than evil.  There is a lot of interesting Halloween themed trivia included inside Easy Pumpkin Carving that I really enjoyed reading.

Priced at $4.99 Easy Pumpkin Carving is an affordable guide book that is nice to have around when the Halloween season rolls around.  I'm sure many people haven't been carving pumpkins regularly until having kids of their own they want to engage in this Halloween activity with so this book is particularly handy for parents with young children to keep around the house.  The patterns, tips and ideas in Easy Pumpkin Carving are sure to help you create the perfect Halloween masterpiece.

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