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Carved Halloween Pumpkins
When jack-o-lantern time rolls around, conjure up your own designs
or try one of these
|Droll from Outer Space Man
will make spirits rise:
For this man from Mars, cut V-shaped lid off pumpkin, scoop out
seeds. Continue line to form V-shaped eyes, as shown. Place big
ripe olives where eyes meet. Cut nose with potato parer. Cut mouth,
poke in twisted macaroni teeth. Ears are carrots, halved lengthwise,
fastened with toothpicks. Curly carrot tops make the hair.
|Start with butter squash for
Slap Happy Sam
There's no reason to use a pumpkin every time! Pick a squash
& fashion this jolly comic. First cut opening in back of squash-
top stays intact. Scoop out. with apple corer, carve eyes & teeth
( easier if you sketch the features first). finish eyes, mouth with
paring knife. For the tongue, anchor half a large radish in mouth
with toothpick. Cut the nose and push piece out slightly at bottom,
secure with toothpicks. Make strands of hair with carrot tops or
fluffs of parsley. For jaunty hat; Cut a hole in paper coaster and
push over stem. Glue an upside down nut cup atop to forma
|Daffy Devil has
carrot horns, eyebrows of celery
Light s candle inside this pumpkin head and set in window to greet
tricksters, or use it to keynote a fall buffet.
Choose a tall pumpkin. Cut the lid V-shape with the point in front.
Slant knife inward so lid will be smaller at bottom and don't fall
in pumpkin. Remove contents. Cut triangular features as shown. From
the eye cutouts, carve flat triangles and pivot slightly in openings
so they project fro eyelids, secure with toothpicks. Cut the mouth:
attach moth piece with pins or toothpicks to form a lower lip. Attach
small leafy celery stalks for eyebrows. Toothpick big carrots in
place for horns, slant ends to fit against pumpkin.
|Saucer eyed Goblin Girl
will invite smiles
Try a jack-o-Lantern lass for once. You'll need a round pumpkin
with a long steam. Draw zigzag line around top for hair, cut along
line and remove lid. Scoop out contents.
Make eyes with
. Carve out mouth with paring knife. Poke toothpicks into the radish
nose from inside pumpkin. Gently press in upper edge of pumpkin
- the Italian haircut will stand out when lid's in place. Now tie
a wide ribbon bow on stem.
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