- Push pin
- Sharp knife or pumpkin saw
- Pumpkin lights
- Choose a pattern you want to use for the pumpkin you are going to carve.
- Get yourself a pumpkin that is big enough for the pattern you just chose.
- Put your pumpkin on newspaper for easy clean up.
- Clean the outside of your pumpkin with water to remove dirt.
- Cut a hole in the top with a knife for the lid to create the jack-o'-lantern effect.
- Pull out the seeds and stringy membrane with a spoon until it is cleaned out.
- Make sure your pumpkin is at least an inch thick in the areas you’ll be carving.
- Tape the pattern to the pumpkin. The pattern should be slightly folded to fit on a rounded pumpkin.
- Poke holes through the pattern using a push pin. You can stick to a distance of 1/8" apart. In case of a more complicated pattern, poke holes even closer to each other.
- Remove the pattern from the pumpkin.
- Start carving your pumpkin. Take your time and follow the pattern edges carefully. Turn the knife slightly as you’re carving to make the curves.
- To remove the pieces you just cut out, push them out from the inside.
- Place the pumpkin lights into the carved pumpkin to make a jack-o'-lantern.
Please remember to carve only the areas in black. The white spaces will need to remain on the pumpkin untouched.