Thursday, October 9, 2014

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Book

It’s been a tradition for almost nine 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!

  • Pumpkin page templates (you’ll need Adobe Reader to open)
  • Cardstock
  • Printer
  • Ruler
  • X-acto knife or scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
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!



  1. Awww that's cool! i love that pumpkin carving tags. cheers to you. If you need some pumpkin carving ideas, feel free to drop by. Cheers!

  2. You carved those pumpkins perfectly! Thanks for sharing how you did it. Next to spooky costume parties and trick or treating, pumpkin carving is a tradition that has become one of the defining events of Halloween fun. And there is no doubt that you had a wonderful one! Cheers!

    Ebony Frazier @ Pumpkin Glow

  3. You have made pupkin curving so easy through this post.Tnx for sharing.Will try to make my own next time.