Jack O' Lanterns; to carve or not to carve
It's Halloween time again. Do you carve elaborate jack o' lanterns or do you dispense with the knife and paint? Feel free to share your photos.
I really don't do too much of either any more, however, I think that painting creates a pumpkin that lasts longer. Cut pumpkins are more prone to rotting quicker since bateria enters into the cuts more quickly. But a painted pumpkin has the drawback of not being able to use a candle.
I really don't like to carve pumpkins. It is kind of gross. I would rather draw a funny face or something on it. It also keeps the pumpkin fresh longer. Rotting pumpkin certainly smells disgusting, so I am happy not carving a pumpkin so I can avoid that smell.
As a father of 4, autumn is a fun time for us. We love to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Carving pumpkins with the whole family is a tradition in our house that I do not intend to break. We have a great time doing it, and there’s always the reward of lots of baked pumpkin seeds to eat.
I love to carve pumpkins and I think the outcome is worth it. I do not however, like to scoop the guts out of the pumpkin. The best part about carving is that you can toast the pumpkin seeds for a snack.
I love do pumpkins carving and light up. Yummy Of course bake pumpkin seeds.
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.
by TheHoleStory 5 years ago
Are you planning on carving a pumpkin this Halloween?What do you think of a Jack-O-Lantern with braces?
by nanderson500 6 years ago
Do you carve jack-o-lanterns?
by Novel Treasure 6 years ago
In our household, we adopted the pumpkin painting because we have little ones that have no business being around a knife. So I got the idea to let them paint their pumpkins, and mommy and daddy would carve. What would you choose? And yes, you can answer both if you like them both : )
by Catherine Tally 5 years ago
As an adult, do you still annually carve a Jack-O-Lantern?Both my husband and I have carved pumpkins every year since childhood without fail. How about you? We are now in our 60s.
by RedElf 7 years ago
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by Christin Sander 5 years ago
There were many very small pumpkins at the market today and they were asking $5.00 for them. It seems to me most years, we get the larger ones for around that price. We usually do half a dozen or so of the larger ones and then roast the seeds etc. I will probably be doing less this...
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