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Halloween isn't the same without pumpkins. This year, take your pumpkins to the next level by adding some terrifying teeth! These toothy mini pumpkins were made by adding plastic vampire fangs in a mouth opening. This simple trick produces great results, and is super easy to do. No special carving required!

This is a fast, fun, and easy project to complete. All you need to make your own are:

  • plastic vampire teeth (mine glow in the dark)
  • mini pumpkins
  • sharp knife


Ready to make some scary pumpkins?
Let's go!
 
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Step 1: Scoop innards, make mouth

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scoop innards:
Cut an opening around the stem of the mini pumpkin so you can scoop out the guts and seeds. Using a spoon, dig out the pumpkin insides, save the seeds to roast later.

mouth opening:
Look for a large surface to place the mouth. Using one of the plastic teeth as a reference, small marks were made on the surface of the pumpkin for the mouth opening.

A rough rectangle opening was cut for the mouth. The mouth opening was then shaped with a knife to fit the teeth.

add teeth:
The teeth are friction fit into the mouth opening. For elongated pumpkins with larger mouth openings the teeth can be separated, then pushed into place.

Step 2: Eyes

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Carved pumpkins are going to need eyes. And, there's no wrong way of adding them.

Painting is a fun and colourful method to give your carved pumpkin sight. I found a pile of googly-eyes and was able to use hot glue to stick them to the pumpkin surface. For those who love power tools, another option is to drill round openings.

Experiment and have fun. The eyes are very expressive, and can make these vampire teeth fun or scary.
pumpkinteeth2 months ago

These are cute Martha Stewart had these in her Blog a few years ago then she found these Awesome teeth made for Pumpkins. Here is a link for both.

http://thecraftsdept.marthastewart.com/2012/10/pumpkin-teeth.html

And here is the link to the Etsy shop that has them :)

https://www.etsy.com/shop/pumpkinteeth

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Ace Frahm5 months ago
This is great! Maybe you could manage to leave just enough shell in front of the teeth to carve some "sneering lips" shape? Maybe just a thin carving at the sides to create the impression of the corners of the mouth by slicing off some orange skin surface but leaving the yellow flesh underneath? But simplistic is good too, easy to do, still has personality, makes a non-joiner person more likely to participate when they see how easy it is to get a great result with little effort.
sgiandubh5 months ago
These were WAY too much fun! This little guy found a nice quiet spot on the mantel. I will post pictures of the rest as soon as I can chase them down ,the ones with wings are quick!
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bob110005 months ago
I haven't tried it yet but I voted for you on both of the subjects
yahooti125 months ago
This is my first vumpkin! This is such a fun idea. It can be a bit tricky to get the teeth to stay (at least maybe cheaper teeth) when you have a longer mouth. I used less than a fingernail's length of wire below a canine and a piece of a coffee stirrer under another to secure it. If you have toothpicks I'd either use them or if you have any plastic forks (clear/white) you can use the tines off the fork. I don't know where my toothpicks wondered off to but the coffee stirrers work! So my vumpkin has a couple cavities but I still love him. (My teeth glow in the dark too but alas my camera doesn't pick up on it.)
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mikeasaurus (author)  yahooti125 months ago
That looks great! I love the derpy eyes, and your idea of wire/stir stick is a great idea if your mouth is too large to hold the teeth in place.

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andrea biffi5 months ago
horrendous! ;-)
Teachersears6 months ago
Cool idea. Thanks. Here's my daughters Frankenstein chasing Bob, and my scary clown drying in the garage.
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mikeasaurus (author)  Teachersears6 months ago
Whoa, great pumpkins!
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MB-DK6 months ago
I know I didn't get very creative and come up with my own design for this little guy, but I loved yours and used it as inspiration for my first attempt. These are the COOLEST pumpkins ever! I will be making more as decoration for our annual Halloween party! These are going to be a staple for years to come. Thank u so much for sharing! LOVE them! :)
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MB-DK MB-DK6 months ago
No idea why my image uploaded sideways...hope you can tilt left! ;)
Noise Maker6 months ago
Great idea! Here's our version of a pumpkin with teeth. But instead of plastic vampire teeth, we made clay teeth and used a bigger pumpkin. Also we added a fog machine as a cool feature. Check it out!

http://www.instructables.com/id/Smokin-Pumpkin/
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mikeasaurus (author)  Noise Maker6 months ago
Beängstigend zähne! Vielen dank für Ihre version, genießen Sie bitte die 3-Monats-Pro-Mitgliedschaft
Thanks :) Dankeschön :D
jdavis86 months ago
This is a fun project for kids. These are some of them we came up with.
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mikeasaurus (author)  jdavis86 months ago
Are those teeth stuck in the top of the foreground pumpkin? Yikes!

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Yes they are. We thought the bigger pumpkin looked hilarious with out it's top teeth and then an idea was born to put them on a smaller pumpkin like so!
CJRivera6 months ago
it would be more awesome if those eyes where glowing too, but its cool anyway.
Wiccy C6 months ago
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franbot Wiccy C6 months ago
Awesome!!
mikeasaurus (author)  Wiccy C6 months ago
That looks really fun! The eyes remind me of crab eyes.
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mandolinible6 months ago
Brilliant! Definitely making one of these, thanks.
ptninjamonkey6 months ago
Cool! What a great idea! Definitely making one of these:) Thanks
hunter9996 months ago
Oh man! You should have posted this in the pumpkin contest :)
MB-DK6 months ago
I LOVE these! Hilarious, cute, creepy and so perfect for Halloween! Great idea - thank u for sharing!
luge9mm6 months ago
Están super Cool
Deathcapt6 months ago
These are amazing. I love it. I will have to try this soon, maybe put some on my desk at the office.
poofrabbit6 months ago
These are so stinkin' cute!
mrfoltz6 months ago
Some of your pumpkins are Hilarious!!! :)
Silent_Shadow6 months ago
Amazing, can't wait to make
They look awesome!!!
hunter9996 months ago
Awesome combo, innovative and ingenious! You have managed to have outdone yourself again it seems!
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Can't wait to do it!!
madmoonfish6 months ago
absolutly amazing!! only hope ours come out as good :D
Nice combo!
Go Repairs6 months ago
What a cool idea, this is a nice easy way to make unique decorations for Halloween.
One of the CUTEST pumpkins I have ever seen! Great idea!
Zachary48016 months ago
Where do you get your ideas for this?! It is so cool!
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