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October 1, 2008
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Halloween Sky Pumpkin
What You Need:
Sharp knife
Pumpkin
Spoon
Tracing paper
Pencil
Transfer paper
Wire screen
Scissors
Straight pins
Wire cutters
Heavyweight silver wire
Plastic bats

Instructions:

1. Download the free pattern for this project. (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.)


2. Cut off the top of the pumpkin. Scoop out.

3. Trace the star and moon patterns. Place the patterns on the pumpkin and slip transfer paper between the pumpkin and the pattern. Trace the patterns to transfer the designs. Cut out the shapes.

4. Cut the screen 1/2 inch larger on all sides than the moon and large stars. Push the screen into the openings. To fill smaller stars, pin a piece of screen behind each cut star on the inside of the pumpkin.

5. Cut 3-foot lengths of wire and bend them into spirals. Anchor one end of each spiral in the pumpkin and hook a bat on the other end.

Note: Never leave a burning candle unattended or in the reach of children.


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