Be sure to have
lots of newspapers around your work area. It's really easy to just wrap up
the "guts" and throw them out, when they are already on newspaper.
Print out a
great picture of a witch, cat or a pumpkin face.
Blow it up on a
thumbtacks, tack the picture to the front of the pumpkin.
Use a pushpin to
poke holes in the pumpkin, tracing the lines. Remove the paper when you are
Use a good,
sharp, serrated knife to cut the lines.
You don't have
to cut all the way thru the pumpkin. You can leave a thin layer of pumpkin
for shading and added depth.