From the Pumpkin Wizards site: Moonlight creeps into the darkened room. A mysterious mist shrouds your vision, and as it slowly clears, you begin to see it… slowly resolving into view… and you can tell….It’s ALIVE!!!! You’ve stumbled into the lair of The Pumpkin Wizard But don’t be afraid… our creations are friendly!
Zombie Pumpkins has a very comprehensive forum, carving tips, a gallery of user provided photos. The patterns that can be found there are some of the best available. They have a distinct style which falls somewhere between freaky and cartoony. There is a membership fee for access to the pattern downloads, but there are a few offered for free as well. Visit Zombie Pumpkins.com
Yes. Funkins are resistant to all kinds of weather including rain, sleet, snow, sun, cold. If wind is a concern, make sure your Funkins are weighted down, they are much lighter than pumpkins.
No. Never use real flames inside Funkins, this could result in fire. There are plenty of options available for lighting pumpkins and Funkins that are safer than real flames such as the Funkins Pumpkin Light and the Funkins Battery Operated Tealight.
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.
We often get requests for carved Fun-Kins. If this is what you are looking for, MasterpiecePumpkins.com is a great place to look.
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.