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Let's face it, Jack O' Lanterns are everywhere. When you see a carved pumpkin on every porch, they are no longer original. No matter how you do it, Jack O' Lantern are all basically the same. So how can you think outside the box and make an original. A Jack O' Lantern ice sculpture is a good place to start.

In this instructable I'll show you how to easily make a Jack O' Lantern out of ice.

This is my entry into the Halloween contest. Please vote and rate it. Comments are always appreciated, especially constructive criticism.

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Step 1: Materials

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Very simple things needed for this project:

A pumpkin Trick Or Treat bucket  ( $0.94 at walmart )
red and yellow food coloring
a freezer

Step 2: Mixing the water and freezing

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Fill the pumpkin to the top with water. Add in a couple drops of red and yellow food coloring. When done, put it in the freezer for about 1-2 days. It takes so long to freeze because of the amount of water.

You can make the ice clearer by using distilled water and boiling it. This makes the ice noticeably less cloudy, but this step is unnecessary.If you choose to do this, wait until the water cools before freezing it. I made the mistake of not waiting until the water cooled. I ended up melting a hole in the pumpkin and defrosting my freezer. Not to mention getting orange ice all over my food

Step 3: Draining it

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This step is strictly optional By draining the ice, it will be done freezing sooner, and you can hollow out the inside and put a candle or other light source inside. a Light would be preferable because, obviously, candles are hot. You can put dry ice in the middle as well. This will make fog come out the top, along with keeping the ice from melting.
kelcylane3 years ago
You could also try to make it with kool aid for color.

If you want to use it in a punch bowl or what ever you can flavor it with kool aid and then when it melts,if you used the same flavor of drink, it wont affect the flavor that much...
Bartboy5 years ago
Use hot tap water to melt a hole a few inches deep in the top,
and put a small light inside!
or place a plastic cup in it during freezing ;)
pull it out and there u go.. one hole.
But isn't melting stuff more fun?
use a hot knife or sumtin lol
eulaliaaaa!4 years ago
The red color looks awesome...
 clever idea!