To create a more lighthearted expression, swap your usual jack-o'-lantern’s triangle eyes for rounded upside-down _U _shapes. Then continue the happy face by carving the classic gap-toothed grin from ear to ear in an upturned smile. Another simple surprise: tilting his “beret,” which signals a jaunty, laid-back attitude.
*Carve like a pro (3 easy tips): *
To get just the right look: Use an eyeliner pencil to sketch a face onto your pumpkin. If you make a mistake, the makeup will wipe off easily with a damp cloth.
To make a face last longer: Space your jack’s features at least 1 1/2” apart. If they’re cut closer together, the pumpkin is likely to cave in at the first sign of decay.
To maximize the “glow”: Carve the edges of each feature at an angle to reveal more of the inner rind. This adds dimension and makes your jack glow even brighter.
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