Wednesday 31 October 2012

Halloween: Pumpkins, we're ready!

The pumpkins are carved and are now sitting nicely outside the front door to lure the trick-or-treaters to our lair.... and the glass lanterns we made the other day have come in good use tonight.

This year, we decided to do it "properly" by watching a very short and useful video about how to carve pumpkins.  In the previous years, the lids of our jack-o-laterns kept falling in.  Not any more!

We started out this morning with all the equipment ready.  The witch template was printed off of here, while the face template was from here.  Both pumpkins were too small for the size of the templates so I copied them onto the pumpkins using a permanent marker.

This was what they looked like when the carving was done:

Tonight's dinner was... maggots!  Hee hee.  The "maggots" were actually spaghetti.  Adding green pesto to them helped to add the greenish colour, which made them look quite realistic.

Tiger attended a Halloween-themed river cruise in the day.  We cruised up and down a river with adults and children who were dressed for the party, played games, made a simple toy, and did some nature activities.

Wish everyone a safe Halloween!

This post is linked up to:
1) All Year Round Blog Carnival: Autumn
2) Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop #36
3) Homeschool Mother's Journal: November 2, 2012
4) Collage Friday
5) TGIF Linky Party #54
6) It's a Wrap
7) Weekly Wrap-Up


  1. Love the witch pumpkin! Hope you had a wonderful Halloween! Thank you for linking up to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop!

  2. Thanks for linking up and I love that pumpkin. I hope you'll return to Hammock Tracks this week.


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