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Our step-by-step guide to carving the perfect pumpkin for Halloween

PUBLISHED: 16:48 19 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:25 23 October 2017

Find out how to carve the perfect Halloween pumpkin.

Find out how to carve the perfect Halloween pumpkin.

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Learn how to carve the perfect pumpkin this Halloween with our step-by-step guide to making a Jack O’Lantern.

Halloween is around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by carving the perfect pumpkin?

The tradition of the Jack O’Lantern traditionally came from Ireland, where turnips were carved to ward off evil spirits.

When the Irish brought the tradition to America, this transitioned from turnips to pumpkins, which is what we now traditionall carve.

Whether you want a terrifying design or a friendly face, Phoebe Gibb, chief pumpkin carver at The Big Sheep, has these simple steps.

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