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To carve a Jack-o-Lantern you will need the following materials
1 Pumpkin
1 Medium Serving Spoon
1 Medium Knife
1 Small Knife
Newspaper
Medium bowl
1 Dry Erase Marker
1 Candle
1 lighter
 
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Step 1: Preparing for carving

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Cover your working surface with the newspaper.

Step 2: Cutting out the Stem

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Cut a hole around the stem at about a 45 degree angle towards the center of the pumpkin big enough for your hand to fit through.

WARNING-If the cut isn't at an angle the stem will fall into the pumpkin.
WARNING-Save the stem

Step 3: Scooping out the pumpkin

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Using the medium serving spoon, scoop out the seeds and pulp (the orange stringy material inside the pumpkin) and put it in the bowl

Step 4: Sketching the Face

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On roundest or best looking side, Sketch the desired face or design of your Jack-o-lantern.

Step 5: Carving the pumpkin

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Using the small knife, cut at a perpendicular angle along chosen design. Remove loose pieces of the pumpkin and discard them in to the medium bowl.

Note-Wipe off the extra dry erase markings when finished cutting out the design.

Step 6: Lighting the pumpkin

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Light the candle with the lighter and place inside the Jack-o-lantern. Put the stem back on.

Step 7: Displaying the Jack-o-lantern

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Place the pumpkin where desired
Revel5 years ago
you should cut a try angle in the lid so its easy to find the way it gos in