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Puking Pumpkin

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Tired of those same old pumpkin carvings year after year? Try something new this Halloween with the puking pumpkin!  It's simple, only takes a few minutes to pull off, and is just as fun and entertaining for kids as it is for adults. 

The phobia name for the fear of puking is emetophobia.  You know you've found a good pumpkin carving theme when it has its own official medical terminology and self help website - http://fearofvomiting.com/!

If one puking pumpkin isn't enough for you, check out Schooniedude's How to Make an Awesome Pumpkin Instructable.

 
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Step 1: Materials

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Making your own puking pumpkin really isn't any different from carving any other type of pumpkin.  All you need is:
  • a pumpkin or two
  • a permanent marker
  • various sharp small knives (I'm using a Stanley utility hack saw in some of the photos)
  • a spoon
  • a bowl


Step 2: Draw a scary puke face

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The puking pumpkin starts just like all other pumpkin carving adventures begin - by grabbing a marker and sketching out an outline to follow when it comes time to cut out the design.

Try to imagine that face that you make while you're vomiting, then, try to draw that face on the pumpkin.

Step 3: Pop the top

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Use a sharp knife to carefully remove the top of the pumpkin.  If possible, try to cut on a slight angle so that the top fits back inside like a wedge or cork and doesn't fall in. 

This will likely happen on its own, even if you're not trying, and if you've ever carved a pumpkin before, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.

Step 4: Scoop the puke...

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...I mean pumpkin.  No, the puking pumpkin doesn't use real vomit, although, it could if you have access to some and want to up the anti a bit. 

Instead, you can use the stringy bits and seeds that you scrape out from the inside.  They're pretty wet and unruly on their own, and when you arrange them shooting out of the pumpkin's gaping mouth, they can really look like pumpkin puke.
XD i did a similar thing with tangerines XD

heres the link to it:
http://robin1992.deviantart.com/gallery/33567831#/d4f1uys
gdene2 years ago
awesome. Dude it looks so real! i have 2 days to get a pumpkin and do this.
farzadbayan3 years ago
lol !
Gonna see if I can make this for my sister. She loves strange halloween decorations, this'll be nice for her! :D
5*
Coliflower3 years ago
I remember this from last year, but I didn't comment.

My school is having a pumpkin carving contest this year, and this is sure to win.

Great 'ible, 5 stars.
lindsey403 years ago
Alas, even our pumpkin friends end up having a bit too much candy on Halloween night.
instruct393 years ago
Wow! im suprised this instructable doesnt have more comments. anyway, very good job on this, im going to use this for 1 of my pumpkins this year. the face u made is also really good, and i wouldnt change it to anything else. 5*
spylock4 years ago
That reminds me of the time..never mind yall get the picture.
 that's the most awesome thing i've seen today.
rocklocker4 years ago
You can kick up the vomit a notch by adding some peas, corn, different colored dried beans, etc.  rocklocker
 ive done this 2 times now

the one puking in the cup was from 08 the one puking on the other ones head is this years
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caitlinsdad4 years ago
 What's the shelf life of that thang after you pop open the top? Does it need to be refrigerated after opening?

We had a composting mess one year when it was still really humid in the house and the jack-o-lantern never really dried out.
The shelf life would probably depend on what the relative humidity was.  It would probably last longer in New Orleans than it would in Tucson.  I just wouldn't want that to be sitting in the bathroom toilet, though.  If someone was already feeling woozy, that could push them over the edge.
stevie14 years ago
lol, i did this last year and put it on my front step with an empty 40 of smirnof beside it!!!
ryanpriehl4 years ago
 The same idea was in a newspaper comic strip. In Foxtrot, Jason carves a puking pumpkin to protest his moms healthy treats for trick or treaters.
I did something similar to this one year.
Sunbanks4 years ago
I like it's face :P
The picture in step 3 reminds me of biology class today... But it was a deer instead of a pumpkin... 
Ummmm...sad to say, you were not the first (by 5 whole days).

Oh well, your prize is a smile and a handshake, thanks for playing our game...
This idea has been around for years, or did you mean the first on Instructables?
noahw (author)  JakeTobak4 years ago
I meant the first on Instructables, but I totally missed that boat too!  Sorry for my false claims...I'll update the Instructable appropriately now.
 As Alex Trebek would say, "Sorry." What is, You might need this www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Time-Machine/ ?
Ha Ha, I'll try this.
eulaliaaaa!4 years ago
I can only say one thing.









Nice.