Friday, October 8, 2010

Orange You Glad You're a Pumpkin?

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!


Amanda said...

Very cute!

Sew Jules said...

AWWW!!!! Too Cute! I am just amazed at your creativity...Do you hire yourself out? You should...

Michele said...

Easy and healthy! I like it.

Andrea said...

super cute idea! I am going to try this when i have my halloween party!


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