This week’s Weekend Craft Edition comes to you from the Download Dish Blog over at My Digital Studio.net. They had an awesome idea of how to use the Fright Night Ensemble (#135642) to create some wickedly spooky pumpkin carving templates
I fell in love with the Fright Night Ensemble as soon as I saw it, so I downloaded it even though I didn’t have any plans for a Halloween party this year. I figured I would come up with something to do with it sooner or later. Turns out I found a use for it sooner (yay)!
My family spent the weekend up at Snowbird Ski Resort. It’s a yearly tradition with my family, and we all love it! The only problem is, sometimes the kids get a little bored being cooped up in the rooms for that long, and we need some fun activities to keep them occupied. I thought it would be fun to carve pumpkins while we were there to get into the Halloween spirit.
I had a couple of pumpkin carving kits, but needed some fun designs. I pulled up the stamps from the Fright Night download, and discovered they are perfect for jack-o-lanterns! There are a ton of stamps in this download, so I picked the ones I thought would look great on pumpkins, sized them up a bit, and printed them out on copy paper. So easy!
I let my nieces and nephews pick their favorite design. The girls went for the traditional jack-o-lantern faces, but the boys wanted the skull, the spider, and the bat (of course) We taped the designs on the pumpkins and used a piercing tool to poke holes around the designs.
Once the designs were outlined on the pumpkins, it was pretty simple to do the carving.
The finished jack-o-lanterns looked fantastic!
We put them on them out on the balcony on the hot tub with some battery-operated candles. (The candles with an orange bulb look really cool—I highly recommend finding some of those.) The kids had a blast carving the pumpkins! I know I’ll find lots of other uses for Fright Night, but I was thrilled to be able to use it for a fun Snowbird activity for my nieces and nephews.