Pineapple Jack-o'-Lantern




Introduction: Pineapple Jack-o'-Lantern

About: I like to design and build random things.

We were looking for something different to try for Halloween when I saw a picture online of a pineapple jack-o-lantern and thought it would be a fun project to try. Unlike raw pumpkin, we love pineapple; so the core will quickly be eaten in no time.

Step 1: Tools

  • Pineapple Corer This was our first time using one of these and I think it worked great. There are a variety of models out there - this one cost about $6 from Amazon.
  • X-Acto knife or other sharp utensil For the carving, you should use an x-acto knife or other sharp utensil to cut your pineapple. We got this set with multiple blades at the big box store in town. The set cost around $8.

Step 2: Core Pineapple

Start by cutting top off with a large knife.

Step 3: Corer

It's pretty simple to use the tool. See video for tool in action or follow the next steps.

  1. Center the tool over the cut pineapple.
  2. Press into pineapple
  3. Rotate clockwise
  4. Pull to extract core
  5. Remove handle
  6. Remove pineapple
  7. Done

Step 4: Core - Step 1

Press the tool into center of pineapple. Rotate clockwise.

Step 5: Core - Step 2

Pull on the handle to remove the core from pineapple

Step 6: Core - Step 3

Remove the handle to slide pineapple slices from tool.

Step 7: Cut Jack-o-Lantern Face

As with the my last project, I enlisted my daughter to cut the jack-o-lantern faces. Use the best side for the face.

Step 8: Faces Done

Place top back on pineapple.

Step 9: Add Candle or Tea Lights

This was a very easy project and I think they turned out pretty nice. Happy Halloween, Island style!

Step 10: More Pictures

A few extra pictures with the lights totally off. I'm not sure how long they will last so I suggest doing this the day of use.

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    Reply 5 years ago

    Thank you. Maybe Tiki heads for a Luau :)


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    5 years ago

    Yum! Great idea!


    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks. Trying to think about what to make with that pineapple :).