How to Carve a Jack O’Lantern

October 4, 2011 at 12:01 am (Episode, Halloween, Holiday, Podcast) (, , , , , )

A special double-sized episode that is perhaps the most family friendly ever in the Halloween Haunt. A comprehensive how-to, perhaps more for the younger, inexperienced knife-wielders than the grown folks. What’s your favorite thing to carve? Let us know  at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com,  Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, or on our Facebook page.

Some written step-by-step instructions can be found here. Halloween queen Martha Stewart shows you what all the tools look like. Disney Family Fun has Jack O’Lantern ideas if you need some.

Music:

“Circus Tent” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Amazing Plan” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Antagonist B” by Kevin Macleod (freepd.com)

“Iron Horse” and “Iron Horse – Distressed” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

Click here to download the show.

About these ads

2 Comments

  1. Patrick McNamara said,

    One carving trick is to cut a hole in the back for clearing out the pumpkin rather than in the top. It makes it easier, especially when trying to scrape the back of the face.

    This is the pumpkin I carved last year:

    http://www.freewebs.com/writerpatrick/apps/photos/album?albumid=7371949

    • The Halloween Haunter said,

      Patrick,

      Thank you for the excellent tip. I’ve seen that done, but I’d completely forgotten. And you make an excellent point about making it easier to scrape the back of the face so more light will come through. Especially helpful on the fancy pumpkins. Thanks also for sharing your 2010 pumpkin.

      Enjoy your Jack O’Lanterns,

      –HH

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,729 other followers

%d bloggers like this: