Get crafty this Halloween!
Get creative, get crafty and get scaring and sharing with our scarily good Halloween mask designs
Simply click the links below to download your free mask!
Don't forget to show us your masks by using the hashtag #scareandshare on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
Want help designing + carving your pumpkin? Download our free pumpkin designs below!
Pumpkin Carving Tips!
- Choose a large pumpkin, as this will be easier to carve (avoid any bruised pumpkins or ones with mouldy stems, since they will spoil much faster)
- Light coloured pumpkins tend to be softer, therefore easier to carve
- Use a large metal spoon or ice cream scoop to scrape the insides. If lighting the pumpkin, the inside base of the pumpkin should be scraped flat so the light source will be on a steady surface and won't rock. Make sure the walls of the inside of the pumpkin are scraped flat too, to allow the light to reflect well.
- When cleaning out the pumpkin, make sure you keep the inside safe in a clean container - there are loads of recipes you could use these bits for!
- If you're a beginner, select a simple, bold pattern. Once you master this, you can move onto more tricky patterns!
- Print out the pattern and use small sharp scissors to cut out the areas you will be carving. Then, tape the template onto the pumpkin (use a marker to trave the carving lines!)
- Consider cutting the bottom of the pumpkin off to make it sit flatter and will be more stable when carving. This will also help if you are putting a candle inside (ensure the surface your pumpkin sits on is fireproof though!)
- Use a long serrated knife or a pumpkin-carving knife with teeth to cut through the thick pumpkin flesh. Use a sawing motion and take your time cutting along the outside edge of the marker lines so you don't leave any marker residue.
- To make your pumpkin last longer, soak the cleaned pumpkin for a couple of hours in a solution of bleach and water (1 tsp bleach to 1 gallon of water). Dry thoroughly, then rub the pumpkin inside and out with vegetable oil or petroleum jelly to prevent shrivelling. Apply to the cut edges aswell.
- When illuminating your pumpkin, make sure the lid is left off when the candle inside is lit to avoid a fire hazard. A votive candle in a glass holder or tea lights in a metal case work best. You could alternatively buy a battery powered flameless candle, which is a safer choice!
- If you want to make your pumpkin act as an air freshener, sprinkle the bottom side of the pumpkin lid with ground cinnamon, nutmeg and/or cloves