My hat is off to all who have done this. I looked up Stolloween's instructions, and thought " that looks easy enough". After filling my bag and shaping it, it still looked like a wal mart sack filled with newspaper except now it had tape all around it. So after ripping it apart, I decided to " really" follow his instructions and get some twine. Found some fishing line instead... It broke. Found some kite string... It broke. Found some twine and that worked. Also, I forgot to mention that I had help from a 12, 8, and 4 year old. They had fun. I was losing my mind a bit. But we came out with something that resembles a pumpkin... Sorta. Be sure to wash your hands about halfway through the project, otherwise you may need to use a scrub brush to get the paste off.