How to Make a Puking Halloween Pumpkin

    by Alan Donahue

    About the Author

    Alan Donahue started writing professionally in 2003. He has been published in the Norwich Free Academy "Red & White," UNLV's "Rebel Yell" and on various websites. He is an expert on wrestling, movies and television. He placed second in the NFO Screenwriting Contest and received filmmaking awards from Manchester Community College and Norwich Free Academy. He currently attends Academy of Art University.


    A spin-off of the traditional jack-o'-lantern, the puking pumpkin is a funny sight gag that will disturb the digestion of any trick-or-treaters who come knocking. Not for the faint of stomach, this spewing spectacle offers fair warning to kids of what can happen when they binge on sweet treats. From silly pranks to funny costumes, Halloween brings with it a plethora of entertainment -- some of it straight from the bowels of your front porch.

    Things You'll Need

    • Newspaper
    • Sharp knife
    • Large pumpkin
    • Large bowl
    • Unwrapped candy pieces
    • Permanent marker
    • Pumpkin carving knife

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    Cover your work area with newspaper and cut around the stem of the pumpkin using a sharp knife. Make the hole large enough to fit your hand through.

    Remove the innards from the pumpkin, putting them into the large bowl. Mix in a few pieces of assorted unwrapped candy and set the bowl aside.

    Outline the pumpkin's face with the permanent marker. Make the mouth large and round and perfect for puking.

    Carve out the face using the pumpkin carving knife and discard the cut-out pieces.

    Set the pumpkin on your front steps. Position the innards flowing out of the pumpkin's gaping mouth and cascading down the steps.

    Position a tealight candle inside the pumpkin and light it for visitors to see clearly.

    • Position the flow coming from your pumpkin's mouth to look like a steady, connecting stream -- similar to real vomit.
    • Exercise care when working with sharp cutting instruments. Allow only adults to handle the knives.