Bucket List: Carve a Pumpkin


Everyday / Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Every year at my work, a pumpkin decorating contest is held. The pumpkins are assembled on the front table, and employees vote for two of their favorite. This year, I participated in a more creative way than just carving a scary face.

How to Make a Cookie Monster Pumpkin

Step 1:

Gather your supplies: pumpkin, matte blue paint, a paint brush, foam balls (larger than 1.5 inches), and googly eyes.

Step 2:

Lay out newspaper or something of the sort so paint won’t get everywhere while you’re painting the pumpkin.

Step 3:

Paint the pumpkin blue. I had to do three coats for the orange to not be peeking through, so painting it may take longer than you expect!

painting a pumpkin blue

Painted blue pumpkin

Step 4:

Once the pumpkin is dry, cut around the top stem and begin to dissect the “goop” inside the pumpkin.

Step 5:

Draw on the pumpkin the kind of mouth you want to carve. Do you want it to have teeth or no?

Blue pumpkin being carved

Grab a carving knife (or be cheap like me and just grab a household knife) and begin to cut over the pencil marks you previously made.

Step 6:

Hot glue the googly eyes onto the foam balls, and then the foam balls onto the pumpkin.

Update: Make sure the foam balls are large enough! Mine were 1.5 inches, and were too small in relation to the size of the pumpkin. Therefore, I had to manipulate what I had to make the foam balls look larger. Not a big deal, it just makes you get a little creative!

Cookie Monster pumpkin

Step 7:

Preheat the oven and begin the process of baking any kind of cookies you want the cookie monster pumpkin to be eating. When the cookies are finished baking and cooled down, place them in front of the pumpkin’s mouth.

 

Update: There was ANOTHER Cookie Monster pumpkin at my work that was entered into the contest! This may be a little too popular this year.

 

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