Peel the pear. I used a potato peeler. Cut off the stem and dig out the bottom. Now you are ready to start shaping your skull.
Use a paring knife to shape the jaw, cut out the nose hole and the mouth.
Insert two maraschino cherries into the eye sockets.
You could put these on skewers and stick them in a cardboard graveyard or a decorated pot for guests to pick.
* If you are preparing these for guests, wear rubber gloves so you don't get your hands all over the fruit. Gross.