If you haven’t already done it then you probably will in the next few days. We went to the pumpkin patch last week and got 2 pumpkins. One was to be a traditional jack-o-lantern and the other a cookie-cutter pumpkins cut out of a pumpkin. Unfortunately the big pumpkin (20-something pounder) didn’t make it. I discovered it had started rotting on Saturday. 😦 I did try to save it but it was too far gone and all I got was a sick stomach and a house that smelled like rotten pumpkin. So for the smaller pumpkin we did a face on one side and pumpkin cookie cutter on the other. I think it turned out pretty well.
Because most people have made jack-o-lanterns before I’ll just give a quick picture step by step without instructions with just a few comments.
I always clean the top of the pumpkin so you don’t have pumpkin hanging down by the flame.
This pumpkin was really thick so I trimmed down the walls.
Scooping out the insides.
Like I mentioned earlier the walls of this pumpkin were super thick, I couldn’t push the cookie cutter through so my wonderful husband did it. But we had to finish getting it out with a knife.
By the way, to get the permanent marker off the pumpkin when I was done I used Goo Gone.
Tune in tomorrow to see how to dry and roast pumpkin seeds!