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With Halloween coming up, why not make your own FORMcard pumpkin!

(If you haven't already heard about FORMcard, they are a handy pocket sized card of bio-plastic that melt in hot water.... see more at www.formcard.com)

Step 1:

To make this spooky pumpkin you will need:

  • A glass jug/cup
  • Hot water
  • A surface to work on (we have used a glass plate)
  • Scissors
  • Teaspoon
  • x1 FORMcard

Step 2:

  • Place your FORMcard one strip at a time into hot water (we want to create 10 equal strips) and wait until it softens

Step 3:

  • Once soft, cut your strip using scissors

Step 4:

  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you have 10 equal strips

Step 5:

  • Drop one strip at a time into your hot water and wait until it softens
  • Widen each strip by gently pulling
  • **Try to make the middle of each strip wider than the top so that you can get a good pumpkin shape!**

Step 6:

  • While warm, wrap each strip around a teaspoon until it cools

Step 7:

  • Repeat steps 4 and 5 for all strips

Step 8:

  • Choose two segments
  • Dip the edge of one segment into hot water until soft
  • Press the softened edged onto the other segment and leave to cool

Step 9:

  • Repeat step 7 for all segments until you have a completed pumpkin!

Step 10:

  • You can light your pumpkin using an LED candle/light (we advise against using a candle as although you may wish to reuse your FORMcard at a later date, the heat may cause your pumpkin to melt!)

<p>Cool! How did you draw the face on your pumpkin?</p>

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