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Carve a.....Zucchini?

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Everyone has one....everyone wants to get rid of them.
What are they? Zucchini!
Everybody who plants zucchini drastically miscalculates how fast these plants grow, and end up planting way too many. In another desperate attempt to keep zucchini out of my dinner, I have decided to carve a particularly large one for Halloween.
I am assuming that you have basic pumpkin-carving skills before trying this....but you may be able to do this without prior knowledge.
 
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Step 1: Find an oversized zucchini

First, you will need to find an oversized zucchini. I left one to grow on the vine until it got large enough to carve. (I can't remember exactly how long it took to grow, maybe around a month.)

Other tools/materials:

1. small knife/saw
2. large knife (optional)
3. spoon
4. 3 toothpicks (optional)
5. newspaper/protective covering
6. candle
7. tinfoil
8. your hands

Step 3: Get a design

You will want to get a design, then draw it on to your zucchini. I chose Larry the Cucumber from Veggie Tales. Don't forget to draw a line where you are going to cut off the top!
qwerty9872 years ago
take the skin off on the tooth and make his tooth look better.
It is nice. The carved zucchini reminds me of that cucumber from Veggie Tales...
It's supposed to be!
man ray5 years ago
big zucchini
awang85 years ago
LOL! That's one big zucchini. And one weird jack-o-lantern.
altaria19936 years ago
will cucumbers work too?
maker126 years ago
I LOVE HOW YOU SAY IT LIKE YOURE DOING A REAL AUTOPSY!!!! LOL HEHE HE HE
Rmg126 years ago
argggghhhhhh!!!!!! Tis a courgette!!! anyway cool instructable
trebory66 years ago
WOAH! GREAT! haha I hated Veggie Tales, but this looks fun and different! and I loved the comical atmosphere while reading this too!
Tomton6 years ago
This is an awesome project! Well done.
dude i used to live off that show
they turned blue what could i do she had a beard and it felt wierd my friends all laughed OSTA!!!!
theRIAA6 years ago
...veggie tales?
Thats what I was just thinking.
larry the zucchini? hair brush. bob ahhh. fun
Usta!
VeggieTales!! hahahah cool
zoxx6 years ago
We did this all the time as kids! For some reason my dad always planted way too much zucchini...but I digress. Cool and fun instructable.
Lftndbt6 years ago
Why don't you take them all to the local homeless shelter? I'm sure the homeless people would love some zucchini soup! How funny would it be..... Rent and board costs- $1000 Prepare Zucchini soup for dinner- $150 60 homeless men walking out on a free feed....... PRICELESS!!!!
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