It’s international Pi day. In case you didn’t know.
I suggest you buy this pin and wear it next year as a sign of solidarity with math nerds everywhere. Or just buy it now and wear it for fun. Or to get dates with dorky boys. Whatevs.
It’s also ridiculously, amazingly gorgeous in Minneapolis, so I got a bit sunny with the outfit suggestion today.
Let’s go shopping:
We’re not all carving Van Gogh’s - so how can we get a totally awesome pumpkin this Halloween without getting completely overwhelmed? Well, the answer is by sticking to iconic shapes.
As much as I would love to master anything that looked remotely close to these crazy detailed Star Wars pumpkins, I know my limits. Last year, I was fresh off a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter when I made my “modern Potter” pumpkin for my front stoop. The idea was simple: stick to the two most common things associated with Harry - his lightning scar and his round spectacles.
This year, I hope to pull of a simple Mockingjay and will share my results with you, but this all got me thinking that it would be worth pointing out some simple, fun and nerdy pumpkin carvings that you could do in no time at all.
This one is so incredibly simple and cute, it would be a shame to pass it up. Take a pumpkin and carve out two eyes. Paint it black and use a piece of cardboard to cut out the winder for the back. Then, use some materials from around the house or a little painted styrofoam to embellish the top and the feet.
This awesome little guy is courtesy of smosh.com
I love dual meanings. Pi Pumpkin. Pumpkin Pi. Take your pick. Either way, this baby is a winner. It’s simple, funny and incredibly easy to pull off in 15 minutes or less.
This pumpkin inspiration is courtesy of GirlGoneGeekBlog.com, but go ahead and google it. I’m warning you now that if you’re hungry this is not a great idea. There, you’ve been warned. No go carve.
In Memory: Steve Jobs
This one is pretty self-explanatory and a little more difficult to execute. You almost need to be a pumpkin carving pro in my opinion to navigate all those little spaces around his eyes, but you could focus on JUST the apple and still get an iconic and memorable effect for your pumpkin.
For the brave souls who want to give this one a try, there’s a template available for download from Pink Ray Gun here.