How to carve a jack-o’-lantern
Happy Halloween – it’s time to DIY
1 Using a sharp, serrated knife, cut out the top of a large, smooth, ripe pumpkin. Start at the back, about 7-8cm away from the stem, and carefully work your way around. Pull the lid off and set aside. 2 Scoop out the seeds and fibres with your hands, then scrape the inside walls clean with a large spoon, metal measuring cup or an ice cream scoop. 3 Cut away loose fibres and messy bits from the lid. 4 Draw a simple face onto the front of the pumpkin with a marker. Use a small serrated knife to cut out the eyes, nose and mouth. 5 Pop a tea light inside the pumpkin and replace the lid. Happy Halloween!