Introduction: Pac Man Pumpkins

Pac Man, ghosts, pellets, and cherries. The Pac Man and ghosts are carved from Sugar Pie pumpkins. The Pac Man was carved on it side so I could retain that round shape. The pellets are just small gourd pumkins turned on their sides. The cherries are made from two crab apples painted red and some 8 guage wire. The pumpkins are mounted on dowels on a board. I used flourescent acrylics to paint the pumkins so they would glow when lit with a black light. Paint was applied with a home-made airbrush made from a paint canister/pen/dust-off canister. For scale, the Pac Man is approx. 10 inches tall.


ninjachimp09 (author)2014-01-05

wow! next time we get pumpkins I might make this!

airex (author)2011-10-12

It looks like you and me have similar taste in pumpkins!

tonysoprano6379 (author)2010-11-13

This is OUTSTANDING!!!!!!

Great job!

My wife and I really enjoyed this instructable!!!!!!!!

Alcreion (author)2008-10-29

NICE, but how are they going to last forever?

DavidAdams (author)Alcreion2008-10-29

Lots and lots of shelac!!! Seriously, my only regret with these is that they are going to shrivel and rot. That's what the photos are for I guess. Might be fun to time-lapse the decay.


May I recommend the synthetic pumpkins that are sold at Michaels Arts and Crafts? I've got several that I've carved in the last couple of years that have lasted nicely.

eoutlaw (author)2009-10-30

This is the coolest pumpkin display ever!

tdrosdak (author)2009-09-24

These are so great! Next time, time the foam pumpkins you can buy at a craft store. That way, they WILL last forever!

elyador (author)2009-07-06

Lol. That is hilarious and extremely cool. I wish I'd thought of that, but it would have never occured to me.

robots199 (author)2008-10-31

Amazing job! I love this project because of the work you put into it. Intresting that you carved the pumpkins and painted them, It would be amazing if you made a stop-motion movie like the game with your pumpkins. 5/5 stars and nice work!

jakee117 (author)2008-10-29


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