How to Carve a Jack O’Lantern

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,  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.


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2 thoughts on “How to Carve a Jack O’Lantern

  1. 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:

    • 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,


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