These are not your usual pumpkin carvings. I was at Michaels and purchased to decorative pumpkins about a week ago for another project that I never got the parts for. But since I had them sitting around I decided to have some fun with my daughters today.
With these pumpkins I don't have to worry about them getting old or decaying, and I also don't have to worry about them catching fire. They are also a lot lighter then a normal pumpkin.
The first pumpkin was "carved" in the most basic sense of the word with the Mr Potato Head "Skeleton Head".
I had to use a skewer stick to get the holes started for the parts to this one and then had my daughters help push the pieces all the way in. Overall I think this one came out pretty nice, and they enjoyed it also.
The next pumpkin was just a simple carved pumpkin. A lot harder then I remember when I was a kid. But then again I was using a real pumpkin back then not a hollow Styrofoam material pumpkin. This one I had the girls draw up a blueprint of how they wanted to pumpkin and I got hacking away to it with a knife. Not half bad if you ask me. It gets the job done. I also added a flickering LED Voltaire candle. The girls wanted a scary pumpkin so this is what they got.