Tuesday, October 6, 2009
How to Make a Jack O'Lantern
At the grocery store or pumpkin patch, obtain the largest pumpkin you can find; it must weigh at least as much as the child whose job it is to carve it.
When cutting the top, be sure to tip the knife inward so that the "lid" falls repeatedly onto the candle once the Jack O'Lantern is done.
Remove the "guts" using a spoon. Since the average gut-removal speed for a four-year-old is one gut per hour, you might want to provide assistance.
Save some pumpkin seeds to roast. The ideal way to do this is to salt them well, then let them grow moldy in the fridge. That's what we did last year, anyway.
Draw a face on the pumpkin that's easy to carve.
The pieces removed from the pumpkin actually serve much more functional purposes in terms of entertainment than the gourd itself.
It's sort of a negative white space concept.
When finished set them in the place mostly likely to be eaten by cats.
Happy Jack O'Lantern making!