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Turn your pumpkin into a speeding race gourd and see how fast it can go!
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Decorate pumpkins before you place them on the casters to race. Use your creativity to make your pumpkin look like the speediest pumpkin on the track.
Add bright spots. Stick a long reflector to a dowel using the adhesive backing, then poke the dowel into the top of the pumpkin. For reflector eyes and nose, stick small circular reflectors to the pumpkins.
Use color. Wrap reflective tape around the pumpkin. We used yellow on one pumpkin and red and black on another.
Make faces. Use the circular reflectors, washers, small mirrors, or tub and shower drain pieces for the eyes, nose, and mouth.
Add racing gear. Place goggles around the pumpkin's eyes.
Wave to the crowd. To add a flag to your pumpkin, wrap a small piece of fabric, such as a piece of a shop towel, around a dowel and adhere it with glue. Stick the dowel into the top of the pumpkin.
When the pumpkins are ready to hit the pavement, create a starting line and finish line using reflective tape.
Place the pumpkins on the three-wheeled casters behind the starting line, and then wheel them toward the finish line as fast as you can!