OK, I jumped on the band wagon with making Halloween decorations using the fake carvable foam pumpkins. I have seen these in craft stores for several years and never really got the urge to do anything with them.
My daughter and I saw an ad for several different characters in our local Michael's Craft Store ad, but we found many more available on line at their website. We waited until the pumpkins were 1/2 off and then bought them.
I can't believe how easy these pumpkins were to work with. We made two that had to be painted and accessorized, a little carving for holes and being crafty by going outside the box and making it your own piece.
We made "Batty for You" and "Candy Corn Treat", each as cute as could be. We did change from using the styrofoam feet which were much too flimsy and used large wooden balls painted like shoes to keep these guys upright in their doweled legs.
Michael's rated these a 1 or 2 out of 5 for ease of making them. I'm a perfectionist so I probably made it come out like a 4 out of 5 as I added my own touches. These carvable pumpkins were a breeze to work with and I will be making up more "characters" soon.
Please check out the Michael's website and check them all out. Don't miss out on all the fun and no gooey pumpkin seed mess to deal with!!