Carve a Traditional Jack O'lantern for Halloween

Edited by Ermin, Eng, Lynn, Robbi

Don't want a spend money on buying a jack-o'-lantern for Halloween? No worries! As long as you have a spare pumpkin at home, you can create one by yourself. Just follow the steps below to make one:

Materials

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    A spare large pumpkin (you may also choose a large rutabaga)
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    A large spoon, preferably metal
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    A sharp knife
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    A string or metal wire
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    A metal skewer
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    A candle
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    A lighter or matches
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Instructions

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    Start with making a lid by cutting a circle around the top of the pumpkin. Make sure that you use a sharp knife to cut it, so that you won't break or damage the entire pumpkin.
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    Remove the insides of the pumpkin. You may want to use a large spoon in removing the insides. Do not throw them away, as you can also cook them to make a delicious treat later on.
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    Carve a face on the pumpkin. You may use your sharp knife again to carve a face on the outside part of the pumpkin. Make sure that it will look a lot scarier for Halloween. Like they say, the uglier the pumpkin, the better!
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    Make a handle. Use your metal skewer in making a hole on the left and ride side on the upper corner of the pumpkin. Afterward, attach a string or a metal wire into the holes from left to right or vice versa to make a handle.
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    Place a candle inside the pumpkin. Last but not least, place a candle inside the pumpkin, light it, and cover it with the lid you make.
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    Now you have your own traditional jack-o'-lantern! If you have many spare pumpkins, you can make as many as you want for Halloween! Good luck.
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Categories : Halloween

Recent edits by: Lynn, Eng, Ermin

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