by Jane Ward
Carving a pumpkin can get a little nerve wracking for parents with small children. Try this fun and creative alternative to decorating pumpkins this Halloween.
Pumpkin of any shape and size
Various types of fruits and vegetables. In this video, Jane Ward uses parsnips, asparagus, apples and collard greens. Don't be afraid to use your creativity and experiment with different fruits and vegetables.
1. Establish which side of the pumpkin you would like to use to as the face.
2. Begin by establishing where your main features (ie, eyes, nose, mouth) will be. Once you have decided, pierce the fruit or vegetable with a toothpick. (note: depending on how heavy your fruit or vegetable may be, you might need more than one toothpicks)
3. Begin to place your extra features also using toothpicks. For hair, Ward uses collard greens, but you could use broccoli florets or maybe even some twigs or vines.
Recipe courtesy of Jane Ward, 2012.