Friday, October 14, 2011

How to Make a Jack-o'-lantern

Step 1: Pick out a "big, fat pumpkin" at the very cute pumpkin patch. Make sure you don't take a camera to document the event.
Step 2: Stab pumpkin and cut off the top while your children watch...... or play with rocks.Step 3a: Clean out all the seeds and pulp. Let any able bodied children help.Step 3b: Keep cleaning even when everyone is clearly bored.
Step 3c: Keep your energy up with a quick bite of applesauce.Step 4: Use a permanent marker to draw eyes, a nose, a mouth, ears, and eyebrows.... ...and maybe a few extra scribbles just for style.
Step 5: Carve previously drawn facial features. (Or better yet, get Gramma to do it!)Step 6: Light a candle inside.Step 7: Sit back and enjoy the glow!