Create Witch's Legs from a Pair of Pumpkins

This witch has rhythm! Tall pumpkins set the stage for this soft-shoe scenario. All you need to keep in step is black paint, ribbon, and shallow carving.

What You'll Need

  • Black paint
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Gouge
  • Straight pins
  • For a list of tools, tips, and techniques, such as transferring your pattern, please see

Pumpkin-Carving Basics

Download the Halloween Dance patterns

How to Make It

  1. Transfer the patterns onto two tall pumpkins.
  2. Using a gouge, carve narrow, alternating stocking stripes.
  3. Paint the shoes and wide, alternating stocking stripes black.
  4. Tie bows from grosgrain ribbon and pin to the shoes with straight pins or T-pins.


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