Wanted to make a fun gravestone to decorate the porch for halloween.  We started with cardboard and went with paper mache. :)

Wanted to make a fun gravestone to decorate the porch for halloween. We started with cardboard and went with paper mache.

Finished product!  Put a varnish on it to preserve it.   We still use it!

Put a varnish on it to preserve it.

Put some moss on the back too hehe.

Put some moss on the back too hehe.

First layer of paint, had to make it look old and mossy.

First layer of paint, had to make it look old and mossy.

I decided to make something different and combo carving and painting.  I think it turned out neat.

I decided to make something different and combo carving and painting. I think it turned out neat.

Alien done (along with the middle daughter) and the artwork of the youngest on her pumpkin.  This is 2008

Alien done (along with the middle daughter) and the artwork of the youngest on her pumpkin. This is 2008

I decided to be creative and carve and paint it.

I decided to be creative and carve and paint it.

My daughter wanted a rose pumpkin!

My daughter wanted a rose pumpkin!

I think they turned out cool.  I put red gems in the eyes of the skull, and they glowed a neat red when lit up :)

I think they turned out cool. I put red gems in the eyes of the skull, and they glowed a neat red when lit up :)

Wanted to do something to paint.. this will be an alien!

Wanted to do something to paint. this will be an alien!

2006 pumpkins!

2006 pumpkins!

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