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Ryan Woolery, of Sedalia, shared these photos of pumpkins he carved and decorated for Halloween. He provided the following description of his techniques and motivation:



Halloween is a big thing in my family. I have two boys of my own: Ryland, 4, and Ayden, 3. Theyre at that perfect age for Halloween and they love pumpkins and carving them. I made these for them last year. Heres how I did them:



Left: The first pumpkin was carved by my boys with their mom. It might have been the most simple but it was just as important and special to me as the other two was for them.



Center: This one was inspired by the character Mike from Monsters Inc. I painted it green, and made arms, hands, and feet from dowel rods. I then cut the mouth out, and a crescent section for the eye. I then used a marker to make a pupil, and rounded out the rest of the eye with some sandpaper. I poked the arms and legs through the pumpkin, and finished it off by making it a few teeth by painting leftover candy corn white and putting them in with toothpicks.



Right: The last one was the most time consuming. I began by drawing a simple face on the pumpkin. Then we sorted through seven bags of candy corn, picking just the perfect ones. Once we had what we needed, I started gluing them to the pumpkin using hot glue. It took a lot longer than I thought it would, but the work paid off.






  1. Boo-tiful pumpkins


  2. Boo-tiful pumpkins


  3. Boo-tiful pumpkins
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