Intro: How to Carve a Jack-o-lantern
To carve a Jack-o-Lantern you will need the following materials
1 Medium Serving Spoon
1 Medium Knife
1 Small Knife
1 Dry Erase Marker
Step 1: Preparing for Carving
Cover your working surface with the newspaper.
Step 2: Cutting Out the Stem
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
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
On roundest or best looking side, Sketch the desired face or design of your Jack-o-lantern.
Step 5: Carving the Pumpkin
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
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
Place the pumpkin where desired