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HAPPY HALLOWEEN: Lucy Dickson shows us how you can carve your own jack-o'-lantern. Picture: NONI HYETT

HAPPY HALLOWEEN: Lucy Dickson shows us how you can carve your own jack-o'-lantern. Picture: NONI HYETT

After holidaying in the United States, this Bendigo woman picked up a pumpkin and learned the art of carving a Halloween jack-o’-lantern. 

Using a knife and ice-cream scoop for the innards, Lucy Dickson shows us how to make the perfect face from a pumpkin. 

She said she makes one every year and said loved Halloween as a reason for people to gather together and to enjoy lollies. 

“I also love the dressing up aspect – everyone loves a good dress up party,” she said. 

Ms Dickson said she simply looked up patterns online for the mouths and eyes, but she opted for the iconic spooky smile. 

AGLOW: Lucy Dickson's lantern is all lit up ready for trick or treat at Halloween. Picture: NONI HYETT

AGLOW: Lucy Dickson's lantern is all lit up ready for trick or treat at Halloween. Picture: NONI HYETT

But you can’t transform the insides into pumpkin scones, she warns. Some special carving pumpkins are not for consumption. 

She keeps the lantern in her home, or out the front of her house to let trick-or-treaters know where they can knock for sweets. 

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