Gamer Gourds: HOWTO carve a Pac-o-Lantern

Why have a Jack O'Lantern this Hallowe'en when you could be carving a couple of gourds into a convincing Pac Man (Pac O'Lantern!) and ghost?

A quick, low-tech halloween project: we hollowed out a couple of miniature decorative gourds. You can get these by the bagful at the grocery store, next to the mini-pumpkins. The one on the left had a kind of wrinkly base that adapted itself well to this shape, and the one on the right had more of a conical tip that we cut off to make a flat base.


(Thanks Jennifer!)