One of the things I discovered about living in the city is that if you don’t have outdoor space, you carve your pumpkin as close to Halloween as you can. There have been years that I never had a chance to get it done. In 2012 the stars have aligned and today we carve a Jack-O-Lantern.
I open the pumpkin and scoop the guts out by myself. Meanwhile the kids are busy drawing faces that we can use to design our Jack-O-Lantern
So I start by laying out some newspaper and then I go to work with my knife.
I always forget how messy this is.
So this is where we look at the kids Jack-O-Lantern faces and pick features from them.
I drew some new eyes for the kids to check out. They loved them.
We selected a nose by the 5 year old and the mouth by the 7 year old.
So we scoop some more pumpkin guts out and find the candle to check out our creation.
I just have to help the kids decorate their pillow cases for tomorrow and find my black wig and we will be ready.