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Talking Pumpkin

Martha Stewart Kids, Fall 2003

Eeek -- it's alive! Make a jack-o'-lantern talk using an old baby monitor. Place the parents' unit inside the pumpkin. Kids can hide, then speak into the transmitter whenever trick-or-treaters come near. We cut up a synthetic carvable pumpkin, but this project works just as well with the real kind.

Talking-Pumpkin Tips
Carve synthetic pumpkins with the same tools you would use to carve a real pumpkin. Instead of cutting a lid, make an opening in the bottom big enough for the monitor. To make sure that no one sees the unit, use pushpins to tack a piece of black fabric or paper behind the pumpkin face.

 

Comments (13)

  • KraftyKristen 23 Sep, 2011

    you can usually find cheap baby monitors at children's consignment stores :)

  • KraftyKristen 23 Sep, 2011

    you can usually find cheap baby monitors at children's consignment stores :)

  • Sheryll 12 Oct, 2010

    WhAt a great idea! Now if I just had a baby monitor.

  • janechristie 2 Sep, 2009

    Very nice idea. Thank you!

  • janechristie 2 Sep, 2009

    Very nice idea. Thank you!

  • JudyPatoodie 2 Sep, 2009

    I'm glad I didn't sell the baby monitors I used when I baby-sat my grandkids. Great idea. I'll have fun with this next month.

  • JudyPatoodie 2 Sep, 2009

    I'm glad I didn't sell the baby monitors I used when I baby-sat my grandkids. Great idea. I'll have fun with this next month.

  • 812SAL 2 Sep, 2009

    Great idea....can't wait to try it!

  • 812SAL 2 Sep, 2009

    Great idea....can't wait to try it!

  • GoodThingSeeker 2 Sep, 2009

    Clever idea! I LOVE this!

  • GoodThingSeeker 2 Sep, 2009

    Clever idea! I LOVE this!

  • pakoss 2 Sep, 2009

    You could put the fabric over the monitor at the bottom and put one of those fake candles inside to make it look real.

  • pakoss 2 Sep, 2009

    You could put the fabric over the monitor at the bottom and put one of those fake candles inside to make it look real.