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Pumpkin Patch Bed Time Nightmare

Once upon a time there was an crippled, old war veteran and his wife who enjoyed life tending their happy pumpkin patch.   Every Hallowen they they gave happy pumpkins freely to the poor, all the children, schools, churches and travelers. They grew wonderful round pumpkins, and decorated each decorated with happy, joyous and sometimes monstrous faces.  Every year people would travel far and wide to receive a free pumpkin.

One day the wicked queen was riding in her carriage of gold and spied the lovely pumpkin patch. She became obsessed with the little round happy pumpkins and so decreed them to be her property, each and every one. 
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The evil queen sent her ladies to pick all the pumpkins that the farmer and his wife had grown for the children, and ordered the pumpkins  delivered to the palace. The queen's ladies  stripped the old couple's garden bare of all round happy pumpkins and trampled the garden into dust, leaving the old farmer and his wife  to grieve because there were no pumpkins left to give to the poor,  the children and all the schools, churches and travelers.

As time passed the queen grew bored with the happy little round pumpkins, for they would never stay in a nice, neat pile and kept rolling about as round things tend to do. So, she cast an evil spell to magically transform all the little round pumpkins into square, stackable pumpkins, each with identical faces, identical sizes and identical shapes.   At last, the queen's pumpkins were manageable and looked exactly the same.   This pleased the queen so much she issued a proclaimation to decree her square pumpkins to be the best in the land.  Square pumpkins became all the rage and were put on display in high society courts and sold to kings, queens and royalty the world over.

Meanwhile the spring rains came and went and the happy pumpkin garden patch once again sprang to life in the old couple's field.   Once again the happy little round pumpkins grew in the garden so the couple once again could enjoy giving them freely to the poor, children, schools, churches and travelers.

The evil queen fumed, infuriated that the old, worthless, penniless farmers would insult the crown so by growing happy, unmanageable round pumpkins in their dirty litle garden patch just to be given away to filthy little peasants and beggars.   She ordered her mighty generals to dispatch armies to swarm the happy pumpkin patch and seize all the round pumpkins.  Then she issued a new proclaimation to decree the law of the land to make all round pumpkins illegal in the kingdom.   From that day forth her subjects could only possess the queen's square pumpkins.

But the subjects were poor and overtaxed and none could afford the queen's square pumpkins.  So as the rains continued to sprout the seeds so did the old couple quietly continue to grow happy round pumpkins whenever they could to enjoy giving them freely to the poor, the children and all the schools, churches and travelers.
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The queen's rage continued to grow until one day she ordered her armies to destroy the old couple's house along with the pumpkin patch garden.  So the armies came and burned the garden and the cottage to the ground to at last be rid of the happy little pumpkin patch.   The old couple, defeated, eventually died and the queen was pleased.

The end.

Discover hundreds of free printable Jackolantern pumpkin and gourd carving illustrations for children, parents and guardians. Celebrate the rise of the living dead with creepy color book masks of hidious demons and dastardly dragons. Choose from a wide range of grotesque facial characteristics or creepy masquerading visages of demonic fall spirits. Carve totem pole statues with simple pumpkin and gourd images based upon Native American lore. Decorate your midnight party with more carved pumpkins of cackling witches, howling ghosts, shrieking goblins and grubby, grimy gremlins than can crawl out of the cold, dark earth of a graveyard on Halloween night.

Carve scary, spooky or silly Halloween pumpkins in no time with these easy carving templates designed for inexperienced, beginner and very young children. All stencils have coloring book style versions for the color crayon crowd or crafters seeking images for embroidery, wood work and needlepoint. Choose unique and terrifying Jack-O-Lantern carving template and stencil printables. Design and carve regular pumpkins or the perfect pumpkin in time for Halloween.
Letterhead Halloween Stationery and giftwrap

Color Book Pumpkins is a very large site containing hundreds of easy unique, professional Halloween Jack O'Lantern pumpkin carving template stencil designs.   Print on regular to thin paper for tracing or card stock for masks and ornaments.  These stencils have been divided into categories for easier navigation.
Trick or Treat Night Paper Pumpkin and Gourd Design Printables

Cultural theme stencils are adapted from existing, historical images of North American indiginous native totem pole figures, Japanese Kabuki theater masks, New Zealand Maori painted faces and tattoos and more.

Use these scary and funny images to make your own Halloween party invitations, place cards, party hats, and more for your next Halloween gathering or event.
Hundreds of traditional and unique Halloween patterns and pumpkin carving template designs for quality adult and child pumpkin sculpting fun. All images are geared for children and most are easy to print, carve, color or paint.

  Cut out the traced pattens with special carving tools to make Halloween pumpkin carving easier, safer and a lot less messy.   Print the paper patterns on thin to normal weight copy paper and tape each pattern onto the flesh of a ripe pumpkin. Trace the pumpkin pattern with a sharp pencil or pointed stick. For professional looking pumpkin carving techniques, use a battery operated carving tool to gently carve the pumpkin pattern.

Print your carving template design choices on thin to regular weight paper. The thinner the paper, the easier to trace the design through the paper into the flesh of your pumpkin (or watermelon).
Sculpting lightly into the rind of the pumpkin without going all the way through will create shadowy effects and give your design strange, bizarre, and more interesting possibilities.

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