Carving the Puking Pumpkin

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Pumpkin Carving Expert Tom Nardone demonstrates carving the puking pumpkin.

    Tom Nardone: Hi! It's Tom from ExtremePumpkins.

    com. I'm excited to start a puking pumpkin. So, we're going to lay some design on its face. First, I'm going to draw some squinting eyes, because when it's throwing up, it's usually not a pleasant experience, maybe something like this. Now, I will try to draw on the same way on the other side. Couple of little nostrils and don't imagine your nostrils are too flared when you're vomiting. Then a big, giant mouth.

    Now, he look like, he is vomiting to you, I think he looks like he is vomiting to me. So, it's time to take out our one tool, which in this case, is a pumpkin carving knife. You can get one of these in a little pumpkin carving kit, you find in every store in America in October or for me, I have a little nicer one, just more durable and more expensive.

    So, I'm just going to cut this out. Here we go. I think I forgot to tell you, but I actually drew the design of this pumpkin on here with dry-erase marker. We get those at work or at the office supply store.

    The reason I use them is, because they rub off. Now, this eye piece doesn't want to come out in one shot, so I'm cutting it up into little more piece. Try to coerce it to exit the pumpkin's head. There we go, two, three.

    You are starting to see why we typically got a normal pumpkin, because it takes all this kind of connective stuff out of there and it lets us carve it more easily.

    Eye number two, two eyes, nostrils. Wow! Look out. Alright, here we go. I'm switching to power tools for the mouth. I've got my trusted Jigsaw here. This piece probably isn't going to come out, so I'll cut it in half.

    Sometimes you got to jab something in there to get it to come out of there. Oh, that looks cool. Oh! Look at that. Well, that's it. That wasn't too hard, and we've carved the whole face. Now, we're going to get it to vomit . But the first thing is, when this thing starts vomiting, you won't be able to move it around after that. So put it in the place you want it to be. In my case, it just happened to want it to sit on this table. I'll move it to back to give me some sort of area to work with here. And then the whole process starts. It's really easy.

    Instead of cutting the pumpkin from the top or anything like that, you just reach into the mouth, grab what you can and start hollowing it out on to the front. The grosser the more you get, the better. You can use a scoop, you can use your hand, you can give it to little kid to do it, little kids love this pumpkin boy, right. Leave some hanging on the mouth if you want, that adds a little grossness, in the corner of the mouth sort of thing. You know, you can put like a piece coming out the nose, that's pretty good, for realism.

    Alright, so I've pulled out the easy guts, right. So now I'm going to use my ice-cream scoop and go after some more. And I'm going -- I'm like all up into the brain and everything, trying to, trying to get some more guts down. Let's scoop it up there and I got to pull this piece out, I like the way that looks. Gross, kind of like hang in front of the roof of its mouth. There we go.

    So, I've got a few more tricks about puking pumpkins that I'll show you in the next clip.

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