This instructable outlines the basics of how to carve a pumpkin for Halloween. 

You Will Need:

Sharp Knife
Skewer / Other Sharp Implements / Etc
Large Metal Spoon
Large Bowl
Marker, Pencil or Stencil
Tealight Candles
Matches or a Lighter
Petroleum Jelly

Step 1: Pop the Top

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 from falling into the pumpkin.

Slice off the stringy flesh from the underside of your Jack-o-Lantern lid.
<p>You should NEVER use a smooth blade knife. ALWAYS use a serrated one.</p>
wow!!! i just love them all! really good ideas! i will try to make the one with the wolf :D thanks for posting it :) happy halloween!! <br>

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