You can get something similar to funkins at Micheal's but they aren't quite as nice as the funkins. They are cheaper though and you can get them on sale or use coupons they run weekly in the paper. I like them fairly well. I still do real pumpkins but it is nice to keeping adding to them every year. I love having lots and it gets expensive with real ones. A plus side of doing paper mache is they can each be unique. That is one of the downsides of funkins...there are a limited number of designs.