Introduction: FORMcard Pumpkin

About: FORMcard is a handy, pocket sized card of strong, meltable bio-plastic that you can use to make, fix and modify the world around you. Just drop it in a cup of hot water and it's ready to use. Because it's card…

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

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!)