Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Big Bird And All the Crew

 I started to think about scary things and. . . with Halloween right around the corner . . .  I decided to carve a pumpkin...or four, with the help of my hubby.
I got most of  the crew together: Elmo (my fav),Cookie Monster (someone a lot like me), Gonzo and of course the giant among aves...in the world of avians.

Here's how we did it:

First we picked the pumpkins. And, have you ever seen the "PERFECT" pumpkin for a character...? Well I saw this one and immediately thought "GONZO".

Then I sketched their faces on the pumpkins and started carving...

I needed something special for the eyes...and Ping Pong balls seemed perfect.

Then we just kept going...
We had to think a minute about how to attach the beak to Big Bird. But we came up with a skewer of an idea.

My hubby hammered the bamboo skewers in place for me to hold the beak still. Then I painted the bird.
Then I put them all together to dry.

Now I just have to think of a way to put them on the porch . . .
Welcome to Sesame Street :D


David Batista said...

Very creative as usual, Kim! I love the Big Bird one myself, personally. That was one crafty solution for the beak! Love it! :)

Hope you're having as awesome an October as I am. This time of year always brings out the best in me. Can't wait for Halloween!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I bet the kids will LOVE your front porch!

Kim Kasch said...

David: I've always been a dork. Loved putting things together in silly ways and having fun...even with my kids grown up...now, if only I had gkids...but shoosh, don't say I said that.

GG: I've got some big plans for my front porch for Halloween...but that's a secret for now. But honestly, the kids come for the candy - I have always given out "real" size candy bars...I mean it's once a year and come on what's up with those bite-size trinket candies. Those are like a joke to me...no wonder I'm a card carrying member of Weight Watchers. :D