If you want to decorate for Halloween with something a little more original, why not turn your pumpkin into a working animated zoetrope? It will really wow all the kids stopping by to beg for free sweets.
All you need to create your own zoetrope is basic pumpkin carving skills, access to a strobe light, and a spinning turntable. It will take a bit of fiddling to get the turntable and strobe synced, but the results are totally worth the effort if it means the local kids will be too mesmerised to smash it. [YouTube via Make]