There are lots of fruit and veggies which, in my opinion, can be “pumpkinified”. Peppers are definitely one of those veggies. Cut off the top and also a thin slice from the bottom. If you slice a bit of the bottom, it sits nicely too. Scope the seeds out inside and you are ready to “carve” your pepper pumpkin.
I then used a pumpkin carving kit I picked up in our local supermarket for a pound or so. And voila, pepper pumpkins! You could just use a sharp knife but I found it a bit fiddly and the small pumpkin carver worked quite well.
You could leave your pepper pumpkin plain or fill it up with cous-cous, rice or whatever else takes your fancy. I guess you could even pop a candle in it for mini pumpkins…we didn’t try that though.
For a nice colour contrast, you could fill him with some veggies sticks – other peppers, carrots and cucumber.