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Fanged Vampire and Winged Bat Pumpkins

Grouped together on the mantel, Drac-o'-lantern and tiny winged pals create a Transylvanian scene. Run-of-the-mill pushpins turn into devilish red eyes. And tiny winged pumpkins are fun companions for your vampires.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2011

Introduction

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materials

  • Thumbtack or pin

  • Small white pumpkin (For a big bite, choose a small pumpkin so the plastic vampire teeth seem huge)

  • Plastic vampire teeth

  • Black construction paper

  • Small white pumpkin

  • Hot-glue gun

steps

  1. To make vampire pumpkins:

     

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

  2. Wedge teeth into hole.

  3. For eyes, pin map tacks onto pumpkin.

  4. To make bat pumpkins:

     

    Print wing template.

  5. Trace onto construction paper and cut out.

  6. Fold down flat ends of wings 1/4 inch, and attach folded edge to pumpkin with hot glue.

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