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World Vision share this heart pumpkin tutorial for the children of Syria - turn a night of fear into a night of hope

What you need...
  • Pumpkin
  • Knife, sharp, serrated
  • Compass
  • Pen, marker
  1. Choose a large pumpkin and use a sharp serrated knife to cut off the crown. Measure a circle about two inches (5cm) radius from the stem, and angle your knife to the centre of the stem when cutting to make sure your lid doesn’t drop into the centre once you’ve hollowed it out.

  2. Scoop out the filling and scrape the sides as clean as you can so that as much light will shine through it as possible. Set aside your filling.

  3. Using a marker pen, draw the outline of your heart onto the pumpkin. Then use a small sharp serrated knife to cut out your heart (always cut away from you in case the knife slips).

  4. Finally, pop a tea light inside the pumpkin and light it. Upload a picture of your creation to the World Vision Facebook page ( then place your pumpkin in your window to share this night of hope with your family, friends and neighbours.

World Vision, the world’s largest international children’s charity, is asking you to remember the vulnerable children of Syria this Halloween, by ditching the scary face on your pumpkin and carving a heart instead. As children across the UK prepare to head out for a night of ‘fun’ fear on 31st October, over 1.5 million Syrian children live in real fear every night of the year. World Vision’s annual Night of Hope campaign aims to help children living in the world’s poorest countries, and this year, the charity has pledged to help the children of Syria; uprooted by civil war and living in fear of hunger, disease, violence, conflict and exploitation. Visit [url=][/url] for more information.

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