[originally posted Oct 27, 2008]
Have you ever burned your hand trying to get a candle in or out of a jack-o'-lantern? Try cutting your pumpkin 'lid' a little differently.
- carving knife
- Prep the pumpkin for carving.
- Mark where you're going to cut the 'lid.' The front (shown as top of the photo) will be a semi-circle, while the back will extend all the way down the back of the pumpkin.
- Using your favourite method, clean out and carve the pumpkin.
- Now you're able to put a candle in through the back of the pumpkin, with much less risk of getting burned!
[Remember to keep children away from lit flames and matches!]
[Cross-posted at Craft Day.]