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This instructable outlines the basics of how to carve a pumpkin for Halloween. You Will Need: Pumpkins Newspaper Sharp Knife Skewer / Other Sharp Implements / Etc Large ...
Cut a circle around the stem of the pumpkin that is large enough to fit your hand into. Insert the knife on an angle to prevent your lid ...
Pull out all of the inside goop from the pumpkin. Get your hands dirty. Separate and set aside the seeds for roasting: http://www.instructables.com/id/Toasted-Pumpkin-Seeds/
Scoop out and scrape the sides of the pumpkin until it is hollow. Try to avoid hanging stringy bits that may be visible through the cut of your ...
Use a marker, a pencil, or stencil to draw a design on your pumpkin. You can cut freestyle as well. Cut out your design carefully. You can neaten ...
An optional step before lighting is to coat your pumpkins with petroleum jelly. This is meant to help preserve them from rot should you choose to carve them ...
Place your pumpkins outside on display and put a small tealight candle inside each one (or use a battery-operated light.) Once night falls you can light your pumpkins ...
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