A few years ago I was asked to provide fruit for a fall harvest party at my son's school. I thought I would have some fun with it by dressing the fruit up in a "costume". See if you can guess the disguise.
I started off with these...
and then added some of these...
to make these...pumpkins!
Here is a how-to guide for creating "Orange Pumpkin Cups". By the way, this is my first attempt at a tutorial, so please bear with me!
Step 1: Cut about 1/4 off the top of the orange.
Step 2: Scoop out all of the flesh from the inside of the orange and the top. Note - this will be super messy, much like cleaning out the seeds from a pumpkin.
Try to get the inside as clean as possible. You might need to use something sharper than a spoon to get all of the little bits out.
Step 3: Cut a small hole in the top of the orange.
Make sure the hole is not too big - it will need to be snug enough to hold a gummy bear. Remove the little stem part and discard.
Step 4: Use a black marker to draw a pumpkin face on the front of the orange. Tuck a green gummy bear through the hole in the top of the orange so that it partially sticks out.
Step 5: Fill the cup with anything you like - I always use mandarin oranges.
That's it - hope this tutorial helped!