Halloween How-To: PopCapify your Pumpkin!

Here we are again in October, when Seattle once again turns into the dreary place the rest of the world thinks it always is. But the good news is, Halloween is just around the corner! And once again, we’ve got some ideas to share that will help you PopCapify your All Hallows Eve. Last year we brought you costume tips; this year, it’s all about the jack-o-lanterns!

While this looks like the expert craftsmanship of contestants on Halloween Wars, we promise you'll be able to pull it off!

As a Halloween gift to our players, PopCap artists designed some nifty templates to make carving your favorite characters a much less daunting task!  Yesterday afternoon, our fearless Community team gathered to test out the templates before sharing them with the world.

Note: we don't actually recommend carving your pumpkins this early in the month. By Halloween, they'll look scary in a bad way!

All pumpkin carving starts with the messy fun of cleaning out the seeds and stringy stuff. Once you’ve got it hollowed out, choose your template and tape it on securely. Then you’ll want a simple pushpin to punch through the paper along the outlines, marking the pumpkin.

This is a labor of love. Love for Zombies, art, and you, fellow Zombie-lovers.

See the tiny little pinpricks along the outline of the Starrgh-fish? That's how you transfer the image on the page to the surface of the pumpkin before carving.

Look closely, and you can see the neat little lines showing him just where to carve!

So where can you go to get all these templates yourself?  Check out the Facebook fan pages for Plants vs. ZombiesZuma Blitz, Solitaire BlitzBejeweled Blitz, and
Lucky Gem Casino over the days to come for posts sharing each game’s specific images, or download them directly from the links at the bottom of this post.

And finally, I’d like to leave you with some pumpkin-carving tips courtesy of our beloved Steve Notley:

To download each template, click the link for that character under the image:

Peashooter from Plants vs. Zombies

Sunflower from Plants vs. Zombies

Zombie from Plants vs. Zombies

Zuma Blitz Tiki

Zuma Blitz Frog

Hercules from Solitaire Blitz

Starrgh-fish from Solitaire Blitz

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Blue Gem from Bejeweled

Lucky Gem Casino Crown

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