Hobby - Coming Soon

This section will have tutorials, guides and what not some time in the future, but for now as it needs some input and Halloween approaches (edit: or has now gone!), here is our little guide to make a Jack-o'-lantern: -

Step 1. Materials

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Find yourself a suitable sized pumpkin, spoon and knife. Sketch out your design first, then draw it onto your pumpkin.


Step 2. Cutting the top and scooping the inside out

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Cut off the top, making sure you angle your knife at 45 degrees into the pumpkin, as this allows the top to go back on once u have finished. Always take the neccessary steps when using sharp blades, cutting away from yourself, etc, if you don't know what these steps are i suggest to stop here ;-) You need to scoop out the insides with a spoon and get rid of all those seeds.


Step 3. Clean your Pumpkin

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At this stage its best to wash out the inside of the pumpkin to prepare for carving.


Step 4. Carve the Face

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Carving the face is similiar to cutting the top, I find it best to angle the blade to create more dramatic features.


Step 5. Candles and Halloween!

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All you need now is candles!