Halloween has always been seen as a bit dangerous, in general, but this year threatens to be truly terrifying. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stir up the scares on your own.
Haunted hayrides, parties, and trick or treating might be verbotten, but there are new ways to spice things up on your own front stoop. And this year, you don’t even need to head to the pumpkin patch.
Try something a little more…tropical?
Pineapple jack-o’-lanterns are a recent Halloween trend taking social media by storm. The idea sprung from beach cities and towns across America, which, we suspect, is because pumpkins are harder to come by in those areas.
No matter where you’re located, you can add pineapples to your Halloween tableau. A carving kit or an old fashioned kitchen knife is all you need to cut your pineapple into a traditional jack-o’-lantern or something more sinister.
To do this, you’ll need a pineapple, something to cut it with, and an LED light or candle to light it from the inside. Black card stock, bamboo skewers, tape, and scissors are optional if you want to give it bat wings.
Cut the pineapple top off at just below the stem and hollow out the inside, removing the pit. Remember, pineapples are prickly—you won’t be able to draw on the outside of one like you would a pumpkin—you’ll have to design and cut freehand.
Place your LED light or candle inside. If you’re going for bat wings, cut those out from black card stock, tape them to bamboo skewers, and insert into the pineapple’s sides.
There you have it—tropical scares everyone can enjoy!
If you try this, let know us how it comes out in the comments below!