No-carve pumpkin: Petrified pumpkin head

Turn this pumpkin to stone with a little macaroni and spray paint—no dark magic required.

1 large pumpkin
Variety of pastas
Glue gun
Grey spray paint
Stone-finish textured spray paint

1. On a flat surface, arrange pasta and lentils to make a face for your pumpkin. Affix the pasta and lentils to the pumpkin using hot glue.

2. Spray-paint the pumpkin and stem grey. Let dry to the touch, about 15 minutes.

3. Lightly coat pumpkin and stem with textured spray paint. Let dry completely, about 24 hours.

A version of this article appeared in our October 2015 issue with the headline “Smashing pumpkins,” pp. 77-82.

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