Instructions for making a pumpkin for Halloween

Autumn is the season harvest of pumpkins and other gourds. The yellow-orange colors invade gardens and are good for Halloween fun! If you are lucky enough to grow pumpkins in your garden, you will be able to create many Jack O’ Lanterns (meaning pumpkin lanterns). If you haven’t, don’t panic, remember that pumpkins are cheap and easy to find at the market this season. And then it’s true that you need a large garden for these zucchinis that require a lot of space! Follow this tutorial to make the scariest Halloween pumpkin ever.

1) How do you hollow out a pumpkin for Halloween?

First of all, you need to know how to choose your pumpkin. In the garden or at the market, it doesn’t matter, its shape and color are important. Your pumpkin must have a good color orange and its shape should be regularly (round or slightly elongated upwards). Make sure it’s big enough that you can take it out without too much trouble.

cut out first the top of the pumpkin where the tail should be formed hat. Take a sharp knife with a strong blade, the cutters are too fragile and may break during cutting. This should always be done by an adult.

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Then take a large spoon (preferably metal) with a strong handle so that it does not bend during exercise and yearly inside the pumpkin. Remove all the meat until you have a large cavity. Only the thick wall of the pumpkin skin should remain.

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2) Personalize your Halloween pumpkin

Do not remain blind and unprepared! This is the risk of getting an expressionless pumpkin. Take the marker and draw the desired patterns that will then be cut out. Square onimagination and your creativity ! Lacking inspiration? The web is full of examples, photos, crazy ideas and many other sources of inspiration for making the pumpkin of your dreams. You can help yourself with a template.

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After drawing your models, cut out with a sharp knife (always with a solid blade) the mouth, nose, eyes and eyebrows. In order not to miss your pattern, always start by stabbing the knife center figure to be cut. Expand the window part by part.

When the biggest one is ready, put it on ends. Your pumpkin must be spooky! It is Halloween after all! Detail emotions of eyes, furrowed eyebrows, sharp teeth, etc.

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Finally, install a wax candle dish warmer at the bottom and in the middle of the cavity. The candle should be wide and short so as not to burn the pumpkin. Be sure to choose a candle that burns slowly light up your garden all night! Needless to say, custom made securitykeep flammable objects away.

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