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Undead Pumpkins

Creating your own googly-eyed monsters has never been easier. Just don't get too close -- these guys look hungry.




  • Zombie Mouths template
  • Miniature saw
  • Small pumpkin (For a petrifying pale complexion, look for a white pumpkin)
  • Plastic eyeballs
  • Thumbtack or pin


  1. Step 1


    For the eyes, hold saw at an angle and cut 2 cone-shaped holes into the pumpkin. The diameter of the holes should be slightly smaller than the eyeballs' diameter.

  2. Step 2

    Print mouth template. Lay template on pumpkin, and poke tack through, all along outline, to transfer design. Cut along that outline with saw, and remove excess flesh.

  3. Step 3

    Wedge eyeballs into holes.



Reviews (10)

  • FunKyChick 9 Oct, 2013

    I just found this pumpkin decorating idea, but the link for the mouth template doesn't work. I will freehand it. I think I'll try to use those creepy plastic eyeballs that float around in some kind of liquid.

  • kathyvs 17 Sep, 2012

    I made these last year, really cute and not too hard to make. The eyes weren't chocolate. I found them at the party store, just like it says in the directions. I did have to add the bloodshot look with red ink.

  • KatKnight 21 Oct, 2011

    Well, I'm PRETTY Sure they are the chocolate/candy ones! Heehee, wasn't so sure after I zoomed in. :)

  • KatKnight 21 Oct, 2011

    @ mrsguirand:
    The eyeballs they are using are the carmel/orange creme/ect. filled chocolate ones you can find in the candy section. I know about these because we get them every year because(to my family) they are thee best tasting Halloween candies! Also because you can see the tin foil wrap. ;)

    Can't wait to try this! :D

  • Since1982 20 Oct, 2011

  • SVilleDiva 18 Oct, 2011

    No Party City here, so I just used a regular sized pumpkin and got styrofoam eyes in the craft section at Wal-Mart. Not as easy to paint on, but effective! Mine turned out great!

  • mrsguirand 14 Oct, 2011

    Anyone find large eyeballs like that?

  • SandraC311 11 Oct, 2011

    Can't wait to try this with my 2 nieces this weekend!

  • kathy37166 9 Oct, 2011

    I couln't find the eyeballs where I live so I bought some ping pong balls and painted my own with acrylic paints. I sealed them after painting and they came out great!

  • JebRoberts 6 Oct, 2011

    For additional "zombie pumpkins" I also like to visit each Halloween season.