I agree. Pumpkin seeds are yummy and low on calories. For me, the best part about making a jack o lantern, carved or painted, is that I get to make art with my kids. Believe it or not, Jeannieinabottle and homesteadbound, we still have the jack o lantern we painted from two years ago. It looks fresh as the day we made it. The inside of the gourd has dried out, but the outside looks good as new.