So today I got all weird with Google, like I sometimes do, all up in it about unicorns. Where did the idea of the unicorn come from? Is it possible they were ever real? As it turns out the first mention of the unicorn in writing was in 400 bce by this dude called Ctesias. I have no idea how to pronounce that so don’t even ask. This un-pronouncable guy was all giddy about this creature, an ass with a white body and purple head with, get this, a horn with magical healing powers. Yup. Guy said if you drank from the horn (what, I don’t know, but I’m guessing it wasn’t chocolate milk) you would be safe from epilepsy, poisoning and general stomach woes. These days they’re thinking the dude was talking about the Indian rhino, just FYI.
Into the middle ages people were still buying this hubbub and a cup made unicorn horn (probably actually rhino or narwhal) was a coveted item and considered especially helpful in thwarting death from poisoned drinks. I’m gonna guess that didn’t work out well for some of them. Want to read more? You can check out the same article on the mythology of the unicorn over at Britannica.
So mind fed about unicorns I decided to make a no carve unicorn pumpkin, because that’s the natural progression, right? Right! As it turns out, this little project was a lot easier than I had thought it would be, or rather, that gorgeous gold glittering horn was a lot easier to make than anticipated.
This project was seriously easy and seriously fun. But since you’ve got to wait for clay to dry, you’d best hop on over to Mom Spark for my full tutorial now if you want to finish this sucker up in time for Halloween. But if like me, you’re totally behind this year, feel free to pin this No Carve Unicorn project for 2018 and beyond!
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