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Swap a scary scowl for a heart this Halloween to support World Vision’s Night of Hope.

The children’s charity are running this year’s campaign to help children in Syria and all you need to do to show your support is share your decorated pumpkin at facebook.com/worldvisionuk. They make rather attractive house ornaments, don’t you think?!

Here’s how to carve the perfect Halloween Heart: 

1. Using a marker pen, draw an outline of your heart on the pumpkin. Then use a small, serrated knife to cut it out.

2. Use a large, serrated knife to cut around 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.

3. Scoop out the filling and scrape the sides as clean as you can so that more light will shine through your pumpkin. Set aside your filling.

4. Finally, pop a tea light inside the pumpkin and light it. Place your pumpkin in your window and share this night of hope with your friends and family.

Don’t forget to share your pumpkin creations with us too on our Facebook page!