Bumpy, lumpy, and greenish gray, these Hubbard squashes have the perfect complexions for making warty witch jack-o'-lanterns.
Print the templates for their faces and hats, and then carve their gaping grins. A little, greenish gourd makes for a bent and bulbous witch nose, and a pointy black hat completes the Salem-ready look. (Bring your own eye of newt and toe of frog.)
- Keyhole saw
- Hubbard squash
- Fleshing tool
- T pin or needle tool
- Miniature saw
- Small gourd
- Black paper
- Craft knife
- Hot-glue gun
- Bone folder
Using keyhole saw, cut bottom off squash; hollow squash with fleshing tool.
Using T pin, trace face template onto squash. Cut along those lines with miniature saw.
For the nose, cut the bottom off a small gourd. Insert toothpicks to cut end, and attach to face.
To make hat, trace template onto black paper; cut out. Using tabs, hot-glue brim to underside of crown. To add a ruffle, use bone folder to accordion-fold a 3-by-60-inch piece of paper, and encircle squash with it.