This mandala is a fun Halloween theme! Witches, and cats, and brooms, oh my! Did you know that jack-o-lanterns were originally made from turnips? Turnips became expensive so people started using pumpkins and the idea stuck. The jack-0-lantern comes from a story about a man named Jack, who was cursed with carrying an ember by the devil, so he put it in a turnip and carried it with him to scare away other evils.