Alternative pumpkins

Long gone are the days of just craving a pumpkin! Why not be a little more creative this year? Here are some ideas...

Drill pumpkin lanterns

You will need:





Electric Drill

Drill bit


Candle or battery powered lantern

Optional – Spray paint


  1. Use a sharp serrated knife to carefully cut off the crown of the pumpkin.

  2. Using a large serving spoon, scoop out the seeds and fibres and discard. Then remove some of the flesh.

  3. Decorate the pumpkin with spray paint if needed.

  4. Using a pen, mark small dots on the outside of the pumpkin, in a design of your choice.

  5. Carefully drill holes over each dot, making sure the drill makes large enough holes so the inside of the pumpkin can be seen.

  6. Clear away any excess flesh and place a candle inside the pumpkin.

White pumpkin with glitter stalk

You will need:


White spray paint

PVA glue

Gold paint


Masking tape





  1. Give the pumpkin a clean with a damp cloth, to remove any dirt.

  2. Cover the pumpkin stalk with masking tape.

  3. With white spray paint spray the pumpkin, making sure it is evenly covered. Leave to dry.

  4. Peel off the masking tape from the stalk. Now paint the stalk with gold paint. Leave to dry.

  5. Cover the stalk with PVA glue and sprinkle gold glitter over the glue. Leave to dry.

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