02 Nov

Masterpiece Pumpkins

Carved pumpkin with Hitchcock's face

Masterpiece Pumpkins’ Gene Granata may be responsible for some of the famous faces, logos, and other carvings you’ve seen on TV and other media.

Masterpiece Pumpkins carves animals, faces, themes, lettering, and logos with striking realism. Gene (the Carver at MPP) who carves 150-200 pumpkins annually (a lot of them are Fun-Kins) has won several awards for his work including several Pumpkin Masters Pumpkin Carving Contests. Ever see the famous people pumpkin (actually they were probably Fun-Kins) portraits on T.V. around Halloween? Then there’s a good chance you’ve seen Gene’s work. In addition to custom pumpkin carvings, Masterpiece Pumpkins offers vintage carving templates & tools, pumpkin lighting options, and even Masterpiece Pumpkins original Pattern sets.

We often get requests for carved Fun-Kins. If this is what you are looking for, MasterpiecePumpkins.com is a great place to look.

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25 Mar

What are Funkins made of?

Funkins are made of patented low–density polyurethane foam and are painted with polyurethane paint. The walls of Funkins are about one half of one inch thick (varies with size of Funkin). And Funkins are already hollow. This makes them just as easy to carve as real pumpkins (without the gutting and the mess) and very realistic looking.

21 Mar

Fun-Kins, The Artificial Carvable Pumpkins

What is a Fun-Kin?

Fun-Kins are synthetic pumpkins that are carefully crafted and painted by hand to look just like real pumpkins. They can be carved and lit to look like spooky works of art just like pumpkins. They are made hollow so there is no scooping of seeds and pumpkin guts necessary. And they never ever rot, so carvings last forever!

What are Fun-Kins Made Of?

Unlike any other fake pumpkins available, Fun-Kins are constructed of patented low density foam. About the same consistency of real pumpkins. The walls of a Fun-Kin are generally about one half of an inch thick (a little more for the really big ones, and a little less for the really small ones) so they are strong enough to last for years to come and endure shipping, carving, use, and storage.

How Can Fun-Kins be Carved?

Carve Fun-Kins just like you carve pumpkins. You can use any tool you would use on a pumpkin in almost the exact same way on a Fun-Kin. And we recommend using the Fun-Kins Carving Tool for the absolute cleanest cut you can get.

How can Fun-Kins be Lit?

Once your Fun-Kin is carved, light it up with any electric light you can think of under 5 watts. A great no-cord option is the Fun-Kin Tealight which has nifty little feet on the bottom so it can be positioned anywhere inside a Fun-Kin.