When you mention ‘Halloween’, most people associate the holiday with being American only, specifically North American. However, while it is celebrated strongly in the US, its origins go back further than you would expect to ancient Celtic times in the UK. While this holiday is not as big in Australia as it is in the US, Halloween has started to gain traction, and each year it’s getting a little bigger.
One decoration that is synonymous with Halloween is the carved pumpkin, or Jack-O-Lantern. While the traditional method involves carving out specially grown pumpkins, a cleaner, more modern approach is the use of foam to create Halloween pumpkins. Not only is this a great way in which to create decorations that last, the kids can also get involved with decorating, provided there is an adult available to supervise.
How you carve and decorate your foam pumpkin is completely up to you, but here are some images of carved foam pumpkins that may provide some inspiration for you.
Foam pumpkins can be easily painted and decorated to suit your needs. Below you will find some very real looking foam pumpkins that have intricate designs carved in to them.
However, your foam decorations do not have to just be restricted to pumpkins. For those who want to take it a little further, you can always try for larger, and more impressive props to scare the kids, and hopefully adults, this Halloween. Like the below:
No matter what type of decoration you are wanting to create, Foamex has the perfect foam for whatever your project may be.
http://www.halloweenforum.com/attachments/halloween-props/121273d1344564979-diy-foam-pumpkin-img_1353.jpg supplied by user SavageEye on the ‘Halloween Forum’ under the ‘Halloween props’ section
http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/53504-pillar-ideas-need-help.html Supplied by user ‘Vikeman’