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  1. Static: Jack O'Lanterns> I must have them everywhere!:)

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    I love Jack O'Lanterns and I just never have enough! We have a big front yard that needs...subtle, fun haunting for families and young kids. Something magical. I want to create a pumpkin patch of sorts, all full of different faces etc that my kids and I carve. In the past, on a small scale...
  2. Static: Super quick/cheap rotten pumpkins (no carve)

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    Super quick/cheap rotten pumpkins. I didnt take any photos of the process, but it was pretty easy. Some of the techniques I used were from people that paper mache after they stuff and tape them but I didnt have time for all that.... I used plastic bags of different sizes (grocery and large...
  3. How to Build a Coffin out of Insulation Foam Board

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
  4. Static: coffin out of Foam Board

    Halloween Props
    I tried something new. I've made tombstones out of this stuff but wanted to try a coffin. I just need to figure a way to make it shake or something. I am putting a speaker inside for sound effects. I made a (painfully long) video for my blog but here are some photos. It was fun to make!!:o
  5. building a mask (2019)

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    looking at building my first mask and i was wondering if anyone could give me a few tips. let me start off by saying this mask is large. i have based the design of a SCP (special Containment Procedure.... its from a game/fan fic) the creature i want to build is called "The DoorMan SCP 303" my...
  6. Static: Lighting a BUNCH of pumpkins?

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    I want to put about 20 carved foam pumpkins on the stairs in front of our house but I don't want to mess with turning on and off those little battery powered puck lights in each and every one every night for a month. In the past, I've put a string of tiny orange lights in a mason jar inside each...
  7. My Facebook Pumpkin Carving Group

    Announcements / Press Releases
    Hi Guys ! I Started this Facebook Pumpkin carving group just 2 years ago - and it's 100% Dedicated to the art of Pumpkin Carving. For both Real and Foam Pumpkins.. We have a few thousand carvers in the group, and there are tons of great carving tips, there are FULL Step by step tutorials...
  8. Static: Jack-O-Lantern display

    Halloween Props
    Just starting a new thread for the jack-o-lantern display. I’m going to start the new thread with the ones I carved last year. I stopped buying real pumpkins last year and started using the PU craft pumpkins from Michaels craft store. It’s the only place I can find these particular craft...
  9. Static: Tombstone the hard way

    Halloween Props
    I finished this one today, it took me at least a couple of hours to just carve it.
  10. Static: Stone Foam Panels

    Halloween Props
    I am located in Franklin, KY. I have a 4'x4' CNC router table with 24" Z-axis capacity that would be ideal for carving foam, HDU, etc. All I need are creative ideas and people willing to work with me to create that perfect Halloween prop. I also have a 5'x10' CNC router table that can carve...
  11. How many pumpkins will you carve this year?

    General Halloween
    Wondering, for those who carve out real pumpkins, how many you plan to have. I love the look of several jacks in our display so we're figuring 8-10 altogether. I may ask our haunt helpers to each bring a carved pumpkin on Halloween just to have a lot of them all over.
  12. Favorite Halloween Smell?

    General Halloween
    Is it the smell of rubbery Halloween masks? Mom's pumpkin pie? The tears of the children you scared? Haha just kidding at that last one (or am I???) Personally I think my favorite Halloween smell is a fresh cut pumpkin that you're carving. I remember being a little kid, my father teaching...
  13. Looking for foam blocks

    Wanted to Buy
    I am trying to find some foam blocks to carve for pillar caps. I'm needing blocks that are 12"x12" by 12" Balsa foam would be great. Hard to find them in that size.
  14. Static: White or Pink Foam for Pirate Ship?

    Halloween Props
    Hello Im planning on making a wood frame on my farmers porch, which will be my pirate ship, with foam facade. I went and checked out the foam today. The pink is awesome, and expensive, thicker white foam is cheaper, but looks like it will bead up and be harder to carve. Is it possible to carve...
  15. Has anyone used a dremmel tool to carve a Pumpkin?

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    I would like to carve a Frankenstein Pumpkin for Lil Ghouliette and was wondering if any one had carved the funkin pumpkins with a dremmel tool and what tip would be best ?
  16. Looking for Styrofoam sculptor

    Wanted to Buy
    I'm needing someone to carve a few small pieces..no painting them. just need someone to carve it for me, tried my hand at it and not my thing but i really need them for something...if this isn't the right place to put this let me know..any assistance would be greatly appreciated
  17. Best hot knife?

    Halloween Props
    Hello, I tried carving a funkin last night and also a paper mache pumpkin with a Dremel. I was able to do both part way but I had to be so very careful and use 2 hands like my hubby showed me (helped a lot) but I hate the dust, and once or twice it grabbed my work and dug a big chunk out. So I...
  18. Static: Bit to carve tombstones with

    Halloween Props
    I've built a few tombstone and they come out pretty good but not as "clean" as the ones I see other people do. By clean I mean my letters can have some pretty rough edges, never a very "crisp" lettering. I use a dermal tool with bit and have tried a number of different bits like regular drill...
  19. Static: Sleepy Hallow Scare Crow

    Halloween Props
    Here is one of the new props I built this year. I built it over the weekend but need to do some improvements. I used a foam pumpkin but it is too small so I will have to get a bigger real one today and carve it and mount it. I also think it needs fuller shoulders and bigger branches for the...
  20. How many pumpkins will you carve this year?

    General Halloween
    For those of us who carve out real jack o'lanterns, how many will you do this year? In the past we've done between 5-8 for our yard display and porch. Our theme this year doesn't lend itself to having them as part of the display so we're carving three for our back patio where we'll have a small...
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