With Halloween just a couple of weeks away, we’re likely not the only ones thinking about costumes, candy, and decorations.
The Skinny on the Jack-o’-Lantern
One decoration that is a tried and true part of Halloween is the jack-o’-lantern, but why do we care so much about a squash?
We can thank the Irish and Scottish for this tradition, who used to carve scary faces into turnips or potatoes and place them in windows or near doors to frighten away wandering evil spirits like Stingy Jack. Stinging Jack is a mythical person who cheated the devil out of his soul, causing his soul to wander the earth holding a piece of coal in a carved-out turnip.
Irish and Scottish immigrants brought the jack-o’-lantern tradition with them when they relocated to the United States. Soon after though, they found pumpkins, a fruit native to the Americas, which makes perfect jack-o’-lanterns.
For Halloween 2021, we took our own spin on the classic jack-o’-lantern and created a fun mess-free crafting experience for you. Use this DIY stencil so you don’t have to carve up your pumpkin, instead simply Doodle the eyes and mouth and attach them to your own pumpkin, no knives required! ☠️???
Turn Your Porch Into a Haunted House
You’ll want to check out this week’s tutorial of a Jack-o’-lantern, but this is just the start of what you can create to spookify your living quarters. Check out more spooktacular crafting ideas below!
Use this stencil and your 3Doodler pen to create some faBOOlous ghost decals.