red or orange peppers
your favorite vegetables
Vegetables are a little more flexible than fruit since their cut surfaces last longer exposed to air, but they still won't last more than 24 hours without starting to change shape and wither. Jicamas are great because they have natural knobby faces you can enhance with your carving. Get inspired by the shapes you see, For instance, the curved corners of a red pepper can become devil horns. Cut pearl onions in half for googly eyes and poke a whole clove in the center for the pupil. Trim layers of white onions into teeth to add as a mouth. Break off toothpicks into smaller lengths to anchor pieces together. Celery tops can become beastly antlers, and spiky teeth are always scary!