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    Pumpkin-Carving


    Light up your Halloween night with these charming pumpkin carving ideas.

    Pick The Perfect Pumpkin
    • Thump a pumpkin--a ripe, hollow-sounding one will be easier to scoop out.
    • Make sure it has no soft spots anywhere and has at least one smooth, unblemished face for carving. Put it back if there is major discoloration on any side.
    • Having a strong, well-attached stem is a sign of healthiness.
    • A medium-sized pumpkin is easier to work with than a huge or tiny one. But be flexible about the shape--a tall, skinny pumpkin may be just the thing for your design.
    • Balance is important too; a solid bottom that supports the pumpkin means less chance of rolling or being knocked over.


    Advanced Pumpkin Design Tricks

    Think about light. Part of the art of great pumpkin carving is thinking about shadows. Small designs in the back of the pumpkin can cast a wonderful shadow on a wall or door behind the pumpkin. Just remember to keep the design small, because the light that emerges gets magnified. If you are going to do this, be sure to scrape the inside of the back of your pumpkin to slightly under one inch in thickness.

    The mouth. When you are working on the mouth, you can make more realistic teeth by only peeling off the outer skin of the pumpkin within the mouth and leaving the pale flesh beneath. You can then carve lines between individual teeth. The candlelight will shine through the fleshy teeth, but you should also make an opening between upper and lower teeth for more light to come through.

    Adding pieces. You can use the pieces of pumpkin that you have carved out to fashion ears and fit them into slits that you have cut. Or you can use corks for ears (make holes and wedge them in). You can carve hair at the top of the pumpkin by scraping straight or curling lines all around the cap. Use a chisel or a linoleum cutter for this. Try a carrot for a nose or maybe a radish.

    Finishing touches. When you are finished, use a paper towel to rub petroleum jelly over all the cut surfaces, inside and outside the pumpkin. This will help preserve it for several days.
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    San....thanks so much.... nice thread....
    should find some time for doing that....
    Vasan was asking about the pumpkin carving....hmmm...ippo thaan puriyuthu....he should come and do this....

    yaso

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    no probs yaso

    let the pumpkins come out .. happy halloween everyone
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    Happy Halloween to all geetham members....

    yaso

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    sanjaan thank u but i wont do this

    bhaiyaam

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    thanks sanzdoll----
    cool and scary too

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    acho why bhaiyam suha? its fun
    i went to a halloween party ages ago n we had pumpkin-carvin competition.. my fren ended up makin somethin so funny... looked weird.. not scary hehehe ... like the one in ur signature hehehe
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    me too me too

    smalll time me very scared athu pathu primary school time(class-2) my teacher always saying....if u talk too much i bring pumkin (ghost for you)

    i calling them pumking ghost

    now me not scared i am big girl now hehehee ipo scarying every one

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