For the longest time I have loved to buy those intricate carving kits, you know the kind you have to spend hours outlining with the little toothpick punch and then a couple more hours to actually carve...and by the end of the night it feels like your hand is going to fall right off!
But a few years ago, I decided to leave my old ways behind me and try something less time consuming but a little more creative then your average Jack-o-lantern face.
Thanks to Martha, I found a couple of alternate carving techniques that were really fun...
This technique is VERY simple, all you need is a drill and some x-mas lights.
Find the tutorial HERE!
This technique uses a scraping method and is a little more tricky but not too bad.
I would recommend buying a pumpkin that does not have a thick shell (although I'm not really sure how you can tell). It also helps to scrape the inside walls of the pumpkin very thin.
Get the pattern to the right HERE.