Oct 242017

Carving pumpkins has been a family tradition since Bubbles was just little. She loves to look through pumpkin carving stencils and choosing just the right design for that year’s pumpkin. She cleaned out all the seeds and pulp, then hubs and I would do the transfer and carving.

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This year my sister-in-law, Kate, invited us all up for a family pumpkin carving party. Bubbles thought long and hard about her pumpkin carving stencils choices and finally decided on a dinosaur.  Or as she constantly reminds me – “Mama, it’s not just a dinosaur, it’s a velociraptor.” Certain things are very important when you’re six. Continue reading »

Oct 122012

Free Pumpkin Carving Templates

Tim Burton's Frankenweenie movie

If you’re looking for some cute Halloween pumpkin carving ideas here are four free templates!  They are from Disney’s Frankenweenie (which is in theaters now – go see it!).  The designs might look more challenging than a basic toothy grin but they actually have step-by-step carving instructions and tips to make it easy.

We’re heading back to the pumpkin patch next weekend for more pumpkins so I imagine we’ll be up to our elbows in Frankenweenie jack o’lanterns and roasted pumpkin seeds!

Click each image to open up a full size printable template. Continue reading »

Oct 312011

Happy Halloween!  I hope everyone that is participating in any kind of activity tonight has a fun and safe evening.

If you’re looking for some jokes to tell in the car – or if you want to tell a few as your walking from house to house trick or treating – check out these jokes from Fozzie.  (Yes, we went trick or treating in the car when I was growing up.  Our nearest “neighbor” was about a quarter-mile away, and it just spread out from there.)  Click the image for a larger, printable version.

Muppet Pumpkin Stencil & Jokes for Halloween

And if you still need to do some pumpkin carving, try this Kermit stencil.  The design looks like it would be pretty quick to complete.  If you print it out now (click the image for a printable version that includes instructions) you could be done in less than an hour I would suspect! Continue reading »