Carved pumpkins and gourds are wonderful ways to mark the festival of Halloween, which falls on Saturday 31 October. Lit up at night either inside or outside your home, they'll frighten away the ghosts and skeletons! It's really easy to carve your own Halloween pumpkins and ward off the evil spirits with the Dremel 300 multi-tool - just follow our step-by-step guide.
Using a pencil, draw your design onto the pumpkin. Press lightly at first until you are happy with the design and then go over the lines to clearly define them.
Using a Dremel 300 multi-tool and high speed cutter accessory, cut around the top of the pumpkin to form a lid. Set to one side. Scoop out the seeds and some of the flesh of the pumpkin with a spoon making sure that you do not puncture the skin
Use the Dremel to carefully cut out the shapes. Work into the corners and curves carefully to ensure a neat finish.
Put a candle or nightlight inside the pumpkin and light to finish.
Materials required :
Dremel 300 Series multi-tool and high speed cutter accessory (193)
Selection of pumpkins, squash and gourds
Candle or nightlight
The Dremel 300 series Hobby kit contains the world's best-selling multi-tool plus 25 accessories including the high speed cutter. This unique tool is perfect for any creative project requiring carving, sanding, cutting or polishing.
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Halloween (or Hallowe'en ... but also known as Samhain, Summer's End, All Hallow's Eve, Witches Night, Lamswool, and Snap-Apple), is a holiday that is celebrated annually on the night of October 31. It originated in Ireland, and is celebrated in quite a few countries including Ireland itself, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden among others. It's celebrated in a variety of ways and activities including trick-or-treating (children ask for sweets and play a trick if they are not given), ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, "haunted house" tours, carving pumpkins (Jack-o'-lanterns) and reading / watching scary stories / movies.
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