Adorable Mummy Pumpkins

Looking for a scary pumpkin carving to add some fright to your front porch? Try this spooky mummy pumpkin to spice up your night.

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This monster will have you wrapped with fear when his black piercing eyes stare at you.

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What You Need:

  • Marking pen; paring knife
  • Smooth white pumpkins
  • Spoon or ice cream scoop
  • 2 flat toothpicks
  • 2 black marbles
  • Strong adhesive for glass, such as E6000
  • Candle

How to Make It

1. Draw a line around pumpkin top. Cut off top.

2. Scoop out the insides. We like to use a large ice cream scoop to make the job go faster. 

3. Cut the following slits using the picture for inspiration: two for the eyes, wide and tall enough to accommodate the marbles; one for the end of the nose; and one for the mouth. Cut more slits around the gourd and on the edges of the lid.

4. Place a toothpick vertically into each eye opening in the gourd, where the marble is desired. Glue the marble to the toothpick. Let dry.

Pumpkin-carving tips:

Protect the work surface with newspapers or a plastic tablecloth. Cut off the top or bottom of the pumpkin, cutting a small notch for easy alignment. Scoop out the pumpkin using a strong spoon or ice cream scoop. Clean off the soft side of the lid as well. Carve carefully and slowly with a long, thin, sharp knife. Special pumpkin-cutting tools are also available wherever Halloween supplies are sold.

Get our best tips for perfectly carved pumpkins!

Bonus Idea: Wrapped Pumpkin

Want to make a mummy pumpkin without carving? We've got an easy no-carve pumpkin idea that's sure to scare! 

Get the wrapped mummy pumpkin how-to!

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