Here it is!!!! The pumpkin I carved with exposed teeth, blinking red eyes, and tongue. I was inspired by the Food Network’s Halloween Wars TV show. I started with brain surgery muwahahahaha:
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 pig out on candy!) 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 (like a child who wants to play) 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 a section that was discolored (and it looks AMAZING!!!!!).
Here it is, isn’t the tongue FUN looking!
Here are more pics:
Say aaaaaaaaH. Doesn’t it look grossly AWESOME?
It was FUN creating the pumpkin. Hurricane Sandy hasn’t hit my part Westchester County too bad yet, so I have been able to catch up editing and sharing this post with you. I hope you are INSPIRED from it! Did you see the Mummy Pumpkin I created in less than 10 minutes?
I’m still blasting Halloween music from Pandora (right now I am dancing to Monster Mash song <– my favorite!!!). Oooh for tomorrow, I’m sharing store purchased soda drinks … like one called Bug Mucus (green color too … eewww!). They r hysterical looking!
(photo credits: Ada’s Interior Design) Every comment is read, appreciated, and loved. To leave a comment scroll down.