Thursday, October 26, 2006

Countdown to Halloween: October 26 - Carve a pumpkin

The weekend before Halloween is the time for parties. Why not dress your digs up for the occasion by carving a pumpkin? Pumpkin Carving 101 has all the information you need for basic pumpkin carving.

For more advanced designs, check out Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories instructions for creating Cylon and robotic Dalek jack-o-lanterns.

Roy Villafane also has a great tutorial for carving sculptured faces into pumpkins. I suspect it's actually harder than he makes it look.

Roy Villafane's pumpkin carving
ETA: My Science Project has tested different methods for keeping a carved pumpkin fresh. Their conclusion: both dilute bleach and the "Pumpkin Fresh" spray work. Read their description for all the gory (well, moldy anyway) details.

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