Create a howling wolf Jack o' Lantern with this step-by-step guide.

If you’re all fingers and thumbs when it comes to pumpkin carving, fear ye not. Here’s our foolproof GIF guide to creating a fun flickering Jack o’ Lantern for Halloween. Tools you’ll need:

 

Children should be supervised at all times. 

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Pumkin carving tool kit

Step 1.

Use the large knife to cut a hole in the top that’s just larger than your fist. A hexagon is easier to cut than a circle and works just as well.

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Cut the top out of the pumpkin

Step 2.

Scoop out the flesh using the spoon.

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Scoop out the inside of the pumkin

Step 3.

Fix the design template onto the pumpkin using sticky tape, and score around the shape by poking a skewer along lines.

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Fix the design template onto the pumpkin using sticky tape, and trace around the shape by poking a skewer along the line of the shape

Step 4.

Once you’ve scored the whole template, remove from the pumpkin.

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Once you've scored the whole template, remove from the pumpkin.

Step 5.

Carve the design using the small serrated knife. 

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Carve the design using the small serrated knife

Step 6.

Remove the cut-out pumpkin and neaten the edges. 

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Remove the cut-out pumpkin.

Step 7.

Done!

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Neaten the edges to your carved pumpkin

Did you know?

Over half of all local councils now offer food waste collections from the kerbside, where you can recycle your old pumpkins? Find out if this service is available to you at recyclenow.com.