How to make it

  • Make your salt dough first. In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt.
  • Next add your hot water and knead until the dough becomes elastic.
  • If the dough is too dry, add more water.
  • Pull off a piece from your kneaded dough, and form a ball in your hand.
  • The size of the ball will determine the size of your pumpkin.
  • You can make very large pumpkins or very small ones.
  • The choice is yours.
  • With your thumb, make a smooth impression on the top of your ball-shaped dough.
  • This is the spot where you will add the pumpkin stem.
  • You can smooth it out with a damp finger to give it a more realistic appearance.
  • Pull off another piece of dough and form it into a cone with your fingers.
  • Give it a slight tug to elongate it and give it that pumpkin-stem look.
  • Attach the stem into the recess you made on top of your pumpkin.
  • It may be necessary to moisten the area with a damp finger for better adhesion.
  • With a toothpick, gently create the vertical lines of the pumpkin.
  • This can be done by carefully running the toothpick down the pumpkin from top to bottom, skipping a section and making another line.
  • This will give it the look of a real pumpkin.
  • Allow your pumpkin to dry thoroughly overnight.
  • If you paint it too soon, it will absorb the paint, instead of creating a typical paint overlay.
  • Paint your pumpkin an attractive orange and the stem a natural color, such as brown or green.
  • When the paint dries, seal it with a spray lacquer.
  • Embellish your pumpkin by adding glitter, sequins or other items that will make it stand out.
  • ~
  • By Jonae Fredericks
  • eHow Contributing Writer

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