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Did you know…

Carving Pumpkins dates back to the eighteenth century and to an Irish blacksmith named Jack who colluded with the Devil and was denied entry to Heaven.  He was condemned to wander the earth but asked the Devil for some light. 

Carving Pumpkins dates back to the eighteenth century and to an Irish blacksmith named Jack who colluded with the Devil and was denied entry to Heaven.  He was condemned to wander the earth but asked the Devil for some light. 

He was given a burning coal ember which he placed inside a turnip that he
had scraped out.  Thus, the tradition of Jack O’Lanterns was born – the bearer being the wandering blacksmith – a damned soul.  Villagers in Ireland hoped that the lantern in their window would keep the wanderer away.  When the Irish emigrated in their millions to America there was not a great supply of turnips so pumpkins were used instead.

 

How about trying something different this Halloween with this
Easy No-Carve Pumpkins.

All you need is the following

. Newspaper
. Damp Cloth
. Chalkboard paint
. Chalk

Instructions


Take supplies to a well ventilated area and place newspapers on a flat surface.  Before beginning, wipe pumpkin with a damp cloth to remove any dirt.

Paint the entire pumpkin with the blackboard paint and allow to dry.

Once dry, take your chalk and start drawing.

You and your child can have hours of fun drawing different faces and Halloween pictures each day.

Enjoy