Make your own Pumpkano

Your first question is…what in the Sam Hill is a Pumpkano? Newport Children’s Programmer Heather Semelroth took the science fair staple and putĀ a fall-o-ween flourish on it.

If you want to make a Pumpkano, follow our simple DIY tutorial. Or, save yourself a mess and join her for Play Art: Spooky Science on Wednesday, October 28 at 4 p.m.


What you’ll need:

  • Dollar Tree Styrofoam pumpkin
  • Serrated knife (adults only)
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda

An adult will need to cut the top off your Styrofoam pumpkin.
NOTE: Miss Heather will have the pumpkins pre-carved at the program.

Pumpkin-Cano (3)Next, carve a face for your Pumpkano.

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Now, measure 1/2 cup of baking soda, put inside pumpkin.

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Pour about 1 cup of vinegar inside and watch it go FIZZ!

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Now you’ve done a spooky science project!

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