Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pumpkin Carving Contest

My office has 3 separate contests for Halloween this year including a pumpkin carving contest. They provided the pumpkins on Friday which gave us the weekend to come up with our best creations. I am not very experienced carver as I have only carved one or two pumpkins before. 

I have a tendency to get too ambitious when it comes to art so I wanted to do something that looked good but I was able to finish this weekend. I looked at the internet for inspiration and came across a webpage where someone had turned a pumpkin into a burger and fries. It looked easy enough and it was different so I decided to give it a try.

The whole thing is made from pumpkin. The "sesame seeds" are pumpkin seeds from the middle of the pumpkin and the fries are made from part of the pumpkin. The only thing that isn't pumpkin on the finished platter is the glue holding the seeds and the acrylic paint. 

If you want to see the step by step instructions that I followed click here. Judging is tomorrow and I'm interested to how this stacks up against the other pumpkins in the contest. 

What do you normally do for Halloween?


1 comment:

  1. Very ingenuous and clever! Good luck with it!

    Lately, up until this year, usually Halloween was waiting to see if we would get trick or treaters. But this year we did trunk or treat with our step granddaughter and son and his 8 month old little boy, along with carving pumpkins which we haven't done in years. Now we are trying to figure out if we have enough candy for those that will come to our door tomorrow night, not knowing since we are in a new neighborhood.

    Again, good luck!



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