What All Can You Do With Pumpkins?
Where did pumpkins come from?
What is halloween for?
a night for dressing up, telling ghost stories, having spooky parties, trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving. What most people don't know is that Halloween is actually based on an ancient Celtic holiday known as Samhain (pronounced "sow wan"), which means "summer's end".
How to get the most out of your pumpkins!
How to carve a pumpkin!!!
How to make your pumpkins glow! *traditional way*
Use candles. Candles are the traditional way of lighting a pumpkin and they're still much in use today.
For the pumpkin with a simple base hole: Light the candle first.
Place the pumpkin straight over the candle wherever you'd like the pumpkin sitting.
For the pumpkin with the top lid: don't try to light the candle first and then stick it down inside. You can burn your hand trying to do this. Place a non-lit candle in through the lid space. Make sure it's sitting firmly on the base of the pumpkin and will not fall over.
Light the candle. Don't try to reach from the lid. Instead, using a long fireplace match or a longer lighter, go through the front of the pumpkin, where it's carved.
You won't burn yourself using this easy method.
*ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED*
A new way to light a pumpkin!
Alternative Pumpkin Decorating
- Painting pumpkins (DIY)
- Bejeweling them (rhinestones)
- Melting crayons on them (Look at Pinterest)
- You could look up "diy pumpkins" on Pinterest
Wax Melted Crayon Pumpkins
- Use painters tape to mark off where you want orange.
- Use your paint to paint over the painters' tape.
- Use a silver sharpie to mark where you want jewels
- Use Hot Glue to put down the jewels
- Start gluing!