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Carve A Heart In Your Pumpkin For World Vision

World Vision, the world’s largest international children’s charity, is asking you to remember the vulnerable children of Syria this Halloween, by ditching the scary face on your pumpkin and carving a heart instead for the annual Carve A Heart campaign.

You'll Need:
    • Pumpkin
    • Sharp, serrated knife
    • Measuring tape
    • Spoon
    • Marker pen
    • Tea light
Cut Around The Stalk

    Choose a large pumpkin and use a sharp, serrated knife to cut off the crown. Measure a circle about 5cm radius from the stem, and angle your knife to the centre of the stem when cutting to make sure your lid doesn’t drop into the centre once you’ve hollowed it out.

Remove The Contents

    Scoop out the filling and scrape the sides as clean as you can so that as much light will shine through it as possible. Set aside your filling.

Carve The Heart

    Using a marker pen, draw the outline of your heart onto the pumpkin. Then use a small sharp serrated knife to cut out your heart (always cut away from you in case the knife slips).

Finishing Touches

    Finally, pop a tea light inside the pumpkin and light it. Upload a picture of your creation to the World Vision Facebook page ( then place your pumpkin in your window to share this night of hope with your family, friends and neighbours.