I have to share what my very creative husband did. He came up with the brilliant idea of carving a foam store bought pumpkin. Now I will warn you, you will be needing to get out the vacuum after this craft project but it's worth it since you will have a hand carved pumpkin that will last forever. He did a great job on this one, I think we really need to patent this idea. Of course we will be carving more real pumpkins later in the week for our costume party we are hosting on Saturday but it's nice to know this one won't be growing anything scary in the mean time.