Pumpkins? Fake blood? It must be nearly Halloween. Time to get those decorations out there.... This is a quick guide to make your very own blood drooling pumpkin.

Step 1: Gather Some Stuff for Your Thing

You'll need a few things to get started: A large bowl, a small fountain pump with a short length of tubing, and a small plastic container. I used an old pump I had laying around and an old CD spindle. Remember that the container must be big enough to hold the pump, but small enough to fit well into the bowl. Any container will do, but I did find that the CD spindle cracked easily when drilled in the next step. You will also need some filler material. I used aquarium stone, but you could use just about anything. You could use sand, but extra care must be taken to ensure that it is not ingested by the pump. Finally, you need your pumpkin. The one I used was hollow blow molded plastic with a light in the back. Last, you will need some blood. Many stores sell fake blood in large bottles, but you won't want to use too much. Fake blood is often very viscous and little fountain pumps may not like it. I diluted my fake blood with water.
Instead of a drill, which you've said can crack the plastic, you might be able to use a soldering iron with a plastic-melting tip. Of course, this should be done outside because of the plastic fumes. Whenever I finish melting holes in plastic, I let all the plastic residue burn off the tip before unplugging it. Very cool project!
I've added a video so you can get a better idea of how it behaves
Yes! video, please ;-)
This looks really cool, and something I definitely want to try, I just wish there was a video so I could get a better visualization.. Thanks for posting!

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