How to Carve a Halloween Jack o’ Lantern

Make this year the year you carve your own Halloween pumpkin into a creepy jack o’ lantern to light the way for all the eager trick n’ treaters. Display in your window or front porch and make a family or group for maximum spookiness!


  • Sharp serrated knife
  • Sharp vegetable knife
  • Tea lights
  • Marker pen
  • Large pumpkin
  • Directions

    1. Using a sharp serrated knife, slice the top off the pumpkin about 4 cm from top.
    2. Use a large serving spoon to scoop out the seeds and fibres and part of the flesh.
    3. With your marker pen, draw the outline of the pumpkin face.
    4. Use a sharp vegetable knife to cut out the shapes.
    5. Place a tea light inside the pumpkin, light the wick and replace the crown.

    Replace the tealight when it burns down.

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