Jack O' Lanterns; to carve or not to carve

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  1. Tiger Mom profile image60
    Tiger Momposted 7 years ago

    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.


  2. homesteadbound profile image83
    homesteadboundposted 7 years ago

    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.

  3. Jeannieinabottle profile image91
    Jeannieinabottleposted 7 years ago

    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.

  4. mcrawford76 profile image81
    mcrawford76posted 7 years ago

    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.

  5. dappledesigns profile image88
    dappledesignsposted 7 years ago

    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. smile The best part about carving is that you can toast the pumpkin seeds for a snack.

  6. Kellynn Cartier profile image60
    Kellynn Cartierposted 7 years ago

    I love do pumpkins carving and light up. Yummy Of course bake pumpkin seeds.

  7. Tiger Mom profile image60
    Tiger Momposted 7 years ago

    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.


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