Halloween Gourd Craft Project - Making a Gourd Jack o'Lantern Below, you will find instructions on how to design and make a jack-o-lantern from a hard shell gourd. Gourds make a better jack o'lantern because they can last forever. You may choose to use a pattern or draw freehand directly onto the gourd.
If you already have the tools, the craft items
needed to make the gourd jack-o-lantern can be purchased here for about $20.00, depending on the size of the dried gourd
you choose. This demonstration is shown using a Birdhouse Gourd (also called Martin or Kettle), however other gourds such as bushel or apple also work well.