Houdini Jack-o’-Lantern 2018

By Tom Interval

Each year I carve a different Houdini-themed jack-o’-lantern, so here’s 2018’s offering.  If you’d like to know how I did this, the basic steps follow; below them are links to previous Houdini jack-o’-lanterns, which you can view on my Houdini blog. Happy Halloween!


As mentioned above, here are the steps I took to make this particular jack-o’-lantern.

  1. Select an image.
  2. Increase the image’s contrast and customize it for carving.
  3. Print the design template and trace its outline.
  4. Okay, we have everything we need (pumpkin-carving tools out of frame).
  5. Clean and gut the pumpkin.
  6. Tape the template to the pumpkin.
  7. Use a safety pin to transfer the design to the pumpkin.
  8. Use pumpkin-carving tools to carefully carve out the design.

To see my Houdini jack-o’-lanterns from previous years, click or tap on the following links:






None for 2016



About Tom Interval

San Diego Magician Tom Interval, owner of Interval Magic, provides magic entertainment and training to private and corporate clients locally and nationally. A member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), Society of American Magicians (SAM), and the Academy of Magical Arts (AMA), Interval has captivated tens of thousands of people at numerous venues, including Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia. With a BA in professional writing and minors in communications and business administration, Interval writes magic-related e-books, magazine articles, and blogs and produces tutorials and related videos for his YouTube channel. Most recently, Interval earned The Linking Ring Award of Excellence for a cover story he wrote for the magicians' publication. To learn more, please visit https://www.intervalmagic.com.
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