Fall is in the air and pumpkin patches are ready to be harvested. In North America, some families observe the tradition or carving pumpkins on October 31st and lighting them -calling them Jack-o-Lanterns.
Did you know The Irish brought the tradition of carving pumpkins to America. But, the original Jack O'Lantern was not a pumpkin. Pumpkins did not exist in Ireland. Ancient Celtic cultures in Ireland carved turnips on All Hallow's Eve, and placed an ember in them, to ward off evil spirits.
- From bottom to top, thread the pipe cleaner through one whole side of holes, stacking the paper taps on top; allowing the paper to take a round, barrel - like shape.
- Flip the pumpkin over and thread the other side of holes onto the other end of the pipe cleaner.
- Trim the pipe cleaner on both ends. Fold / Curl top end of pip cleaner into a stem.
- Add your choice of eye stickers.
- Using your black crayon or marker, complete the pumpkin face.
- Take a photo and tag it #thedoodlepost.
You could win a prize just for doing so!