Cut the top off the turnip -
not too far down.
Using the knife, carve out a
hole into the top of the turnip.
Once there is enough room use
the teaspoon to hollow out the turnip so
that the turnip is translucent - so when you
hold it up to the light you can see it glow.
Using a sharp knife, carve a
Celtic face into the turnip shell. Remember!
this is not a pumpkin so no pumpkin gap
tooth smile. Select a good Celtic face!
Flatten the inside of the
base making a slight depression to hold the
Light candle and drip wax
into the depression in the center. Stick
candle upright in the hot wax.
Pierce a hole in each side of
the top of the turnip.
Insert the wire for a handle.
Use the leftover grated
turnip for dinner! Very healthy!
You are ready to bring the
Celtic Spirit to your Halloween celebration.
A line of lit turnip heads on your buffet
table can be quite scary!
Now all you need are some
good Irish stories to go with it!