Halloween gives innocent vegetables a chance to show off their darker sides.

Inspired by the Calvin and Hobbes horror show of snowmen, I wanted a halloween pumpkin that was easy to make, but that had a playful narrative element.

Speckled gourd
Baby pumpkin
Small dried corn cob
Small carving knife or X-acto knife
Tea light
2 papaya seeds or buttons

Step 1:

I went to the local pumpkin patch and picked out a speckled gourd, a baby pumpkin and a decorative corn cob.
<p>The baby corn rattle is genius! I love it!</p>
<p>This is adorable! Are you making any fabulous Halloween decorations this year? I want to see more like this; you're an artist! : )</p>
very cool!
So nice!
I thought this was such a good idea, I tried one of my own, thanks for the inspiration.
Too funny! I love the expression on the pumpkin's face...genuinely worried! Great job!
Creative and fun! :0)
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I have always wanted to carve something with one of these gourds, but never figured out what! This is fantastic.
Awesome! I love the look on the pumpkins face.
Love it!!! Want to try that next year. Great job.
I have never seen a gourd shaped like that! I love what you did with it!

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