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« on: October 25, 2007 04:25:58 PM »

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Hi all, I went shopping for some pumpkins last night and found them to be quite expensive for a decent size. Now i just want to carve silly faces in them as it's my son's first Halloween and didn't realise the new family tradition would cost so much!

On the was out of the grocer's i saw a nice big box of watermelons and thought 'HMMMMM'. So now i plan on making watermelon jack'o'lanterns! This works out so much better in Australia as our watermelons are about $1.50 per kilo while the pumpkins are about $4.00 per kilo. Also, none of my family are much into pumpkins but we love our watermelon, so i think we will end up will gallons of fruit punch as well as yummy watermelon chunks. I might even make some pineapple jack'o'lanterns and use their innards for juice too....

I will post the photos when we're done, I thought if we left a little red flesh inside it would look like the jack was bleeding. I hope some other southern-hemisphere crafsters can use this idea too.

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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2007 06:31:14 PM »

I think that is a fun idea!  Not sure how it would work with a candle inside (too wet probably) but many crazy/fun possiblities just digging through to the red insides.  Definitely post pictures!
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2007 07:21:57 PM »

I think this is an excellent idea, plus you get to eat what you carve out of it!! Raw pumpkins tastes like crap.
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2007 03:21:47 AM »

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I will try the candle, I'll probably do them this weekend and just put a big fat candle inside. It should dry it out at least  Undecided

And I like the Halloweenie symbolism of digging thru wet slushie red guts too. No doubt by terminally grubby 5 month old son will end up covered!

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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2007 08:24:13 AM »

I heard the original jack-o-lanterns were carved into turnips or other similar rooty vegetables.  Might be tough for a wee-one (and less fun than watermelon) but could be pretty for the adults.
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