Mandarin jack-o’-lantern

Mandarin jack-o’-lantern

Halloween is a great excuse to put up some spooky decorations around the house and do some Halloween-inspired craft projects. This easy mandarin jack-o'-lantern is a practical alternative to the traditional carved pumpkin variety. Plus it looks great lit up with a tea light candle.

What you need:

  • 1 x mandarin (loose skinned ones work best)
  • 1 x teaspoon
  • 1 x kitchen knife
  • 1 x craft knife
  • 1 x tealight

Number of players:


First, cut the top off your mandarin using the kitchen knife.

Now use the teaspoon to scoop out the flesh.

Use a craft knife to cut out eyes and a mouth.

Now pop in a tealight.

Make lots of these cute jack-o'-lanterns and put them in your front garden for Halloween!


  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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