Pumpkins, squashes and gourds are the symbol of autumn!
Find fun carving techniques in the Algonquin Area Public Library’s book collection to decorate for Halloween or to provide festive decorations and centerpieces through the season.
The Pumpkin Carving Book
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This perfect companion to pumpkin carving provides all the necessary instructions and step-by-step projects for producing original pumpkin lanterns for Halloween and other celebrations throughout the year. The 20 projects take advantage of the many colors, shapes and sizes of this versatile vegetable and offer a wide range of decorating ideas. Includes over 100 color photos.
Extreme Pumpkin Carving
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Providing a new twist on a holiday tradition, this book illustrates how to carve three-dimensional faces and scenes in pumpkins using tools ranging from kitchen knives to carving gouges and chisels. Complete information is provided for getting started, including an overview of tools and tips for finding the best pumpkin to work with. Step-by-step instructions are detailed for using handy household tools to carve dramatic Halloween figures and using professional tools for creating more elaborate and intricate details. Twenty pumpkin carving patterns are provided and include full-color photographs of each finished carving.
How to Carve Freakishly Cool Pumpkins
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Step-by-step instructions for carving Halloween pumpkins.
Halloween Pumpkins & Parties
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Celebrate Halloween in style with all-new ideas for irresistible pumpkins, spooktacular costumes, fiendish foods, and beautiful decorations! With dozens of patterns, step-by-step directions, and kitchen-tested recipes waiting, the memories from this Halloween will haunt you with happiness.
Making a Jack-‘O-Lantern, Step-by-Step
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Large photographs and simple text give step by step instructions for carving a jack-o-lantern.