You Will Need:
Skewer / Other Sharp Implements / Etc
Large Metal Spoon
Marker, Pencil or Stencil
Matches or a Lighter
Step 1: Pop the Top
Insert the knife on an angle to prevent your lid from falling into the pumpkin.
Slice off the stringy flesh from the underside of your Jack-o-Lantern lid.
Step 2: Gut it
Separate and set aside the seeds for roasting:
Step 3: Hollow Out
Try to avoid hanging stringy bits that may be visible through the cut of your design and be careful not to scrape too hard or too close to the rim.
Cut out your design carefully. You can neaten your lines later so don't worry about cutting perfectly.
When removing a large piece of pumpkin it can be easier to cut out smaller chunks at a time.