Oh Halloween, what a fun time of year. And on a year I don’t have a Halloween costume party to go to, I’ve got the time and energy to put into decorating. Being a maker of all things cement, I thought I would try to create a cement Jack O’ Lantern.
Did you know the Jack O’ Lantern comes from a mythical ghostly Irish figure?Some guy nicknamed ‘Stingy Jack’ tricked the Devil a few times. And when Jack passed, God didn’t want him in Heaven.
So the Devil got revenge by not letting him into Hell and made him roam the earth in the dark with a single burning coal to light his way. Who knew? I’m sure there’s a couple of lesson’s in there somewhere. ;o]
I really wasn’t sure how this would turn out and thought there might be a good chance this would go on the ‘Project Failed’ list, but it didn’t! It only took two tries to get it right. However, the first try also turned out really cool, so I went a different direction with it, and I’ll post that project separately.
With this Jack O’ Lantern tutorial there’s a lot of separate cement mixing steps to this, but it goes quickly. I hope you enjoy it.