PUMPKIN CARVING IDEAS

PUMPKIN CARVING IDEAS

These aliens are out of this world.Materials• Assorted pumpkins• Gourds• Carving tools or a knife• Hot glue gun and glue sticks• Plastic Easter eggs• Tooth picks Directions1. Carve a squiggly mouth into a hollowed-out pumpkin. 2. For eyes, hot-glue plastic Easter egg halves to the stem or carve holes in the pumpkin and nestle them inside. 3. Cut pupils from black and white craft paper; hot-glue in place. 4. For horns, slice the ends off nubby gourds and attach with toothpicks

This jaunty trio of butternut squashes wins Best Dressed.Materials• 3 butternut squashes• Star anise• Hot glue gun and glue sticks• Orange burlap• Straw• Screwdriver• Polynose or leaf• Dried flower budsDirections1. Hot-glue star anise for eyes and make mouths with a screwdriver. 2. From orange burlap, create a bow tie and fringed scarf; secure with hot glue. 3. For floppy hat: Trace templates onto colored burlap and cut out. 4. Glue the ends of the rectangle together so they overlap slightly. 5. Once dry, glue this piece to the center of the large circle.6. Glue the small circle on top; let dry.7. Use cut straw for hair, a polynose or leaf for a mustache and dried flower buds to make a necklace; hot-glue in place.

Hollow out medium round pumpkin from the bottom. Carve half-circle mouth with a tooth, 2 half-circle eyes with pupils and triangle nose. For eyes, push in inner piece (don't remove). Then, etch away skin on pupils and tooth with linoleum cutter. Use awl to poke holes about 1½" apart across top and sides of pumpkin. Push lollipops (Orange Sassy Suckers, $25 for 100; candywarehouse.com) into holes to create hair.


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