Googlers embarked on an adventurous project for this year’s Halloween Doodle; a project that involved carving the Google logo into six huge pumpkins on the company’s Mountain View, California campus.
“Instead of picking up a few pumpkins from the grocery store, however, we decided to work on six giant pumpkins, specially delivered from nearby Half Moon Bay (some weighing well over 1,000 pounds),” said Google Doodler Sophia Foster-Dimino.
The Googledoodles YouTube Channel also features Behind the Scenes, Pumpkins test, and Practice Pumpkins videos from the Halloween Doodle shoot.
Google’s Halloween Doodles from 1999 to 2010 can be seen in this video:
If you’re ready to run off and carve your own pumpkins for Halloween these sites will give you a few ideas:
Better Homes and Gardens: http://www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-carving/cool-halloween-pumpkins/
Extreme Pumpkins: http://www.extremepumpkins.com/howtotips.html
Martha Stewart: http://www.marthastewart.com/275075/how-to-carve-a-pumpkin/@center/276965/halloween
Pumpkin Masters: http://www.pumpkinmasters.com/free-patterns.asp
Disney Family: http://family.go.com/disney/pkg-disney-parties-and-holidays/pkg-pumpkin-templates
Celebrating Halloween: http://www.celebrating-halloween.com/pumpkincarving/index.shtml#Free_Angry_Birds_Halloween_Stencils_for_Pumpkin_Carving