Carve Out Time For A Family
One pleasant way to spend a day in October is to carve Halloween pumpkins with your family. Here are some tips on carving the perfect jack-o-lantern:
✦ Draw a pattern for the pumpkin face on a piece of paper.
✦ Trace your design onto the pumpkin’s exterior.
✦ Cut into the top of the pumpkin at a 45-degree angle to create a “ledge” that won’t allow the top to fall back inside when you place it back on.
✦ Scoop out the seeds and insides of the pumpkin, leaving about one inch in thickness.
✦ Slice out the pattern, working from the center of the design outward. Cut larger areas in chunks to make them easier to remove.