But pumpkin carving is a fun and creative tradition this time of year, even for me. This year, I decided to create a Moose jack-o-lantern. A Moose-o-lantern!
In order to do that, I had to create a template. So, using the illustrations in WHAT ABOUT MOOSE? as a reference, I drew a simple Moose face. Then I did a google search to get an idea of how to make the drawing work as a template. I scanned the image, did some editing on picmonkey.com, and--tada!--my Moose-o-lantern template was complete!
My husband convinced me to use one of those craft pumpkins so that I could keep my Moose-o-lantern forever. So, I reluctantly tried it, and ended up being happy with the result (though, sadly, craft pumpkins don't have any seeds to toast). I'm sure this template would work really well with a real pumpkin too, and might actually be easier to carve.
I think it turned out pretty darn cute, don't you?
|Click to download template|