Here it is, the pumpkin I carved with LARGE exposed teeth, blinking red eyes, and ultra groooooss diseased tongue. Here’s how the ‘operation’ went down ….. I started ‘brain’ surgery cutting out the top muwahahahaha …
and removing its guts (of course I remembered to put on my gloves only after my hands were in the gooie pumpkin brain, ewww!) then I cut a mid section completely out – to make the upper and bottom teeth, separated each teeth with an upside ‘V’ cut, then starting scraping the pumpkin to expose the teeth:
THANK GOODNESS for the invention of pumpkin carving tools:
The tool makes molding the teeth easier (phew!):
To expedite the design (hey, I do have other things to do … like buy candy for
me kids. I used a knife to easily expose the bottom teeth (feeling more confident that I wouldn’t knock out a TOOTH since I had completed the top teeth design):
I spotted these eyeballs in Stew Leonards market (that’s where we got the large pumpkins too … for just $5 buckarooos!). I outlined it w/pencil, then carved the outline …
… then shoved in the eyeballs into the pumpkin (I can easily switch the blinking lights from inside the pumpkin). See how one is red below and the other isn’t:
Then I wanted to have a tongue sticking out, and this is when hubby shoved me out of the way so he could have fun contributing to the pumpkin. He carved the piece out of another pumpkin, but this tongue was too short and NOT grooooss enough for him.
So, he used another section of the additional pumpkin that was discolored and it looks grossly AMAZING!!!!!
Isn’t the tongue FUN looking!
Here are more pics:
It was so much FUN creating the pumpkin. Now onto the next operation muahahahahaha
Stay tuned for more Halloween decorating tips (more pumpkins, bats, spiders, etc.