Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween Mummy Pumpkin

Created By: Rachelle Carroll

My thinking for this project is that in Texas, carving pumpkins and setting them outside for decoration does not work. With the humidity, they mold really really fast. We learned that the hard way our first October here.

For this project you need a pumpkin, black construction paper, medical gauze, glow in the dark paint.

I decided to use a plastic pumpkin but a real one will do just fine. I started by cutting out two triangles for eyes. After I finished I think if I were to do it again I would also put a mouth on it.

Next I took the medical gauze and cut the gauze into one inch strip and started wrapping. To start I lifted the leaves and tucked it under, but you could also wrap it around itself because it sticks to itself quite well. I made sure to wrap in different directions, up sideways, angled.

After I was done wrapping I took glow in the dark paint and painted some of the lines on the pumpkin. Be careful to be light with the paint because I noticed that the more paint, the thinner it made the gauze so I had to put more gauze over it. Next I took a paint brush and painted the edges on the leaves.

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