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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.

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Comments (13)

Anonymous
September 23, 2011
you can usually find cheap baby monitors at children's consignment stores :)
Anonymous
September 23, 2011
you can usually find cheap baby monitors at children's consignment stores :)
Sheryll_Rufus
October 12, 2010
WhAt a great idea! Now if I just had a baby monitor.
Anonymous
September 2, 2009
Very nice idea. Thank you!
Anonymous
September 2, 2009
Very nice idea. Thank you!
Anonymous
September 2, 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.
Anonymous
September 2, 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.
Anonymous
September 2, 2009
Great idea....can't wait to try it!
Anonymous
September 2, 2009
Great idea....can't wait to try it!
Anonymous
September 2, 2009
Clever idea! I LOVE this!
Anonymous
September 2, 2009
Clever idea! I LOVE this!
pakoss1
September 2, 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.
pakoss1
September 2, 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.