Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template Book

It’s been a tradition for almost seven years now to carve pumpkins for my friend’s kids. I may not see or talk to my friend as often as I’d like, but every October we have a standing date to create some Halloween fun. I let the kids design the pumpkin and then I carve it.
Since her sons usually have some difficulty coming up with a face idea for their jack-o’-lantern, this year I put together a fun booklet they can flip through to get more than 100 different face ideas. I’d like to share it with you … enjoy!

WHAT YOU NEED:
  • Pumpkin page templates (you’ll need Adobe Reader to open)
  • Cardstock
  • Printer
  • Ruler
  • X-acto knife or scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
WHAT YOU DO:
Step 1: Print each page of the pumpkin templates on cardstock. You’ll have 14 individual cards, including front and back cover. (Again, you’ll need Adobe Reader to open)
Step 2: Trim out each card with scissors or an X-acto knife:
Step 3: Starting at black edge, cut each card — excluding the front and back cover — along dotted lines:


 Step 4: Punch three holes along the edge of each card, including the front and back cover:
Step 5: Turn each card over and score lightly with an X-acto blade, 5/8″ from the edge of hole-punched side. (This will help the booklet  flip better.) Be sure to not cut all the way through! Fold flap towards front:


Step 6: Stack all cards together (no particular order is necessary). Thread ribbon through top and bottom holes, as shown:
Step 8: Place ribbon, as shown, and tie a knot or bow:
Step 9: Flip through your booklet, separating each piece to create more than 100 different pumpkin faces!
Step 10: Happy pumpkin carving!
 
 

 
 


9 comments:

  1. Awww what a nice halloween creation. i love that cute pumpkin carving book :) Nice one.

    Cheers
    ~ Lyn

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  2. These are wonderful selections of pumpkin carvings! I also have a pinterest board featuring pumpkin carving ideas and designs that you may want to check out. I'd love to include some of yours if you won't mind. Cheers!

    All the best,
    Anne Walker

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  3. Is this printable still available anywhere?

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    1. Hi, I just reposted the project. Please check again and thanks! Have fun@

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  5. Vegetables can please us from multiple points of view then just in flavor and tastes. They can be cut and intended to dress your supper table. So on the off chance that you want to experiment with a few expressions and specialty then take up the blade and begin cutting.
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  7. Vegetables can please us from multiple points of view then just in flavor and tastes. They can be cut and intended to dress your supper table. So on the off chance that you want to experiment with a few expressions and specialty then take up the blade and begin cutting.
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