Once you've assembled these glowing faux pumpkins, you can reuse them yearly.


What You'll Need

Fun-Kin pumpkin (funkins.com), permanent marker, flat-head screwdriver, mini string lights (two 5' strings with 5" to 6" bulb spacing)

Glowing Gourds
Credit: Tara Donne

Make It

  1. With a permanent marker, mark where you want to punch holes on surface of Fun-Kin (to create starburst pattern, make holes close together at a central point and spread farther apart as you move away from center). Make sure to place them at least 1/2" apart.
  2. Punch through Fun-Kin with screwdriver, making about a 1/4" hole to accommodate width of light.
  3. Push mini lights from inside the Fun-Kin through holes, starting at top and working your way across and down so that cord ends up on the bottom. Push light so that bulb and base of light are poking through.

Originally published in the October 2013 issue of Parents magazine.