BY KEVIN HODGSON

With Halloween nearing, it might be time to take out your virtual carving knife and create a Jack O’Lantern without the mess of guts and seeds. This carving site (created with Flash but housed at Kevin Jarrett’s blog) is one of the easiest that I have found to use, and the activity is accessible for a wide range of ages. It’s beauty is in its simplicity: just use the mouse to make holes in the pumpkin, click done, and watch your carved creation light up. Save your pumpkin with a screenshot, or just savor its eerie virtual glow.

Carve the Pumpkin