I know it’s not yet Halloween, but I’ve been thinking about Thanksgiving and hosting a small, outdoor, lunch instead of a larger, indoor, dinner. Because we live in San Diego, I think an outdoor lunch will be possible, even at the end of November.
How about you? How has COVID affected your holiday plans?
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Pumpkin Carving Printable(** for Premium Members only)
My childhood pumpkin memories look nothing like these fancy pumpkins. When did pumpkin carving get so elaborate? I can’t say, but these pumpkin patterns do look fun. Whether your interest is just in browsing the photo galleries, or you’re out to learn how to create your own pumpkin masterpiece, these sites are sure to please.
Disney Family: Pumpkin Carving Ideas
“Is a grinning jack-o’-lantern too tame for your family? Light up the party and add a little Disney magic to your Halloween with these pumpkin-carving ideas and printable templates.” These Disney pumpkin templates star family favorites such as Maleficent, Vampire Mickey, Cruella De Vil, and Jack Skellington.
DLTK: Pumpkin Carving Patterns
“While you can muddle through some of the simpler designs with serrated knives, tablespoons and a small nail, you’ll be well served investing in some pumpkin carving tools if you plan on attempting some of the more detailed designs.” I love the patterns here because they come with really simple instructions for beginners. Designs include Sponge Bob, scary cats, Thomas the Tank Engine, spiders, spider webs, skulls, haunted houses, and a number of traditional jack-o’-lantern faces.
“Pumpkin carving has been reborn. This time it is a little bit deformed.” These whacked-out pumpkins from the mind of Tom Nardone are not for the toddler set. At Extreme Pumpkins you’ll find “shocking, funny, and gross” pumpkin designs such as a puking pumpkin, a flaming head pumpkin, and a worm infested pumpkin. In addition to the free pumpkin patterns, the site has info on preserving pumpkins with Clorox bleach, making fake blood, and carving a person’s likeness onto a pumpkin from a digital photograph.
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Pumpkin Carving Printable
Pumpkin Carving Wikipedia Printable
Halloween Costume Ideas
Halloween Recipes Printable
Printable Halloween Word Search
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Quote of the Week
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~~ Henry David Thoreau ~~ (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, and philosopher. Read more quotes from Thoreau at http://www.lightafire.com/quotations/authors/henry-david-thoreau/.
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