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Jack-O-Lantern

by Bryony Harrison (follow)
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One of the most enjoyable aspects about holidays is putting up seasonal decorations. When it comes to Halloween, there is nothing more seasonal than a jack-o-lantern. The name comes from 'will-o'-the-wisp', a term used to describe ghostly lights flickering around bogs in English folklore. They are great fun to make, but should always be done with adult supervision.

Time: 45 minutes (depends on the size of your pumpkin)
Age: Over 10s
Level: Medium

Materials
Pumpkin
Pen
Knife
Spoon
Tea Light
Match
Scissors

Method



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Draw a face on your pumpkin, and a ring around the stalk.



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Using a knife, carve out the ring, and remove the top by popping the knife underneath and pushing down.



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With a spoon, scoop out all the pulp and seeds. If you like, you can save the seeds to make a snack. It might be necessary to snip the pulp away from the inside shell with a pair of scissors.



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Carve out the face, and smooth off by scraping around the edges.



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Put a tea light at the bottom, and light it with a match. Then put the stem lid back on, and put it outside, or somewhere dark.

Categories
#Halloween
#Over 10s
#Medium
#Pumpkin
#Fun Food
#Jack O Lantern
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