Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mini Jack-o-Lanterns

If you waited til the last minute to get your Halloween pumpkin this year, you may think you don't have time to really decorate anything anyway. Not true! These mini pumpkin Jack-o-Lanterns are super quick and easy to whip up, you can have a whole army of them by Halloween night!

To make these easy mini Jack-o-Lanterns at home you will need:

One small pumpkin
one pair of plastic Dracula teeth (I found mine in a pack of 8 at Target in the dollar section. BONUS: they glow in the dark).
Carving tools
paint or marker

To start, measure your Dracula teeth to see how large of a hole you need to make in your tiny pumpkin to fit them inside. Decide where you want the mouth to be on your pumpkin, and then carefully carve out a space to insert the teeth. I have some linoleum block cutting tools from college, and I think they do a really good job of carving pumpkins, but you do need to be careful as they are sharp and can slip if you aren't paying attention.

Once your mouth hole is carved, you can remove any of the insides of the pumpkin you feel necessary and then insert the teeth. It actually looks pretty creepy just like this, stop here if you want!

Finish your Jack-o-Lantern by adding eyes, etc. with paint or permanent markers. Presto! A tiny Jack-O-Lantern complete with glowing teeth!

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