Chomper the Cannibal Pumpkin




I have seen so many amazing pumpkin projects this year. From glowing to exploding there are so many out there. But what if you want just a fun, simple pumpkin project for Halloween that still looks cool? Well then look no further! Chomper is the pumpkin for you! My sister and I (all of the artsy credit goes to her, i really just took the pictures and did the typing) worked on this project just for all of you, so thank you for taking the time to check out our project!

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Step 1: Collect Your Materials

The first thing you want to do is gather up all of your materials.

You will need:

  • 1 Giant Pumpkin
  • 1 Tiny Pumpkin
  • (Optional) Some miscellaneous pumpkin carving tools

Step 2: Cut Open the Giant Pumpkin

Now that you have everything you need, the first thing to do is cut open the giant pumpkin. You want to make a hole big enough to fit the majority of your arm, because you're going to have to get your arm pretty far down there to clean it out. And make sure the top of the pumpkin fits back on (we had a bit of a problem with that later on).

Step 3: Cut Open the Tiny Pumpkin

Now you need to cut open the tiny pumpkin. This one doesn't take a very big hole, just enough to get a scraper inside to clean it.

Step 4: Clean Out Both Pumpkins

While cleaning pumpkins isn't required as much these days because people don't really use candles in their pumpkins anymore, it's still best to clean the out. A cleaner pumpkin will look nicer, let out more light, and be easier to carve.

Step 5: Save the Guts and the Seeds!

You'll need the guts for a later step, and pumpkin seeds make a great autumn snack!

Step 6: The Faces

For your giant pumpkin, it's always best to etch your face on before carving, this way you're not wasting the more expensive of the two. The two need very distinct expressions.

You want your giant pumpkin to look menacing, and to have one side of its mouth open wide enough to fit the little pumpkin inside. Tip: To add some more texture to it, cut the skin off of the teeth. If one or two teeth fall out, it is not a problem, this will only make your pumpkin even scarier.

The tiny pumpkin on the other hand needs to look frightened (after all, it is being eaten). You don't really need to worry about etching the face onto this pumpkin either, it isn't as bad to mess up on this one after all.

Step 7: Combine Them!

Now that you have both pumpkins carved, it's time to put them together. Put the tiny pumpkin into the open side of the giant pumpkin's mouth, adjusting the teeth and the tiny pumpkin's stem as needed.

Step 8: The Guts

Remember the guts you saved? Now it's time to put those into use! You only need a small amount, which you'll be putting between some of the bottom teeth. And with this, Chomper the Cannibal Pumpkin is complete! Congratulations!

Step 9: Final Step

Comment pictures of your pumpkins! Even if you didn't make Chomper, we always love to see pumpkin art, so go ahead and comment pictures of any pumpkin you, your friends, or your family carve this Halloween!

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7 Discussions


3 years ago

Love this...hilarious!


3 years ago

nicely done.

one thing people should know. Do NOT use one of those sugar pumpkins or whatever they're called. its a special kind of small pumpkin that is REALLY hard to carve. i think theyre more suited to boiling down for pies or something... (gross!)

i had bought the large part and my daughter picked up the small one. we found out the hard way: just because it looks pumpkin-y, doesn't mean it cuts like one.


3 years ago

You and your sister are a great team! Nice jack-o-lanterns, nice Instructable. Thanks for sharing! You should enter this in the Pumpkin contest.

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Reply 3 years ago

Thank you! And I'd love to enter it in the contest, but every time i try to enter it, it says i don't have any eligible projects