1. Cut the Lid
Make a hole in the top of the pumpkin and cut a lid. Angle the knife towards the centre of the pumpkin so that it can be replaced again. A six sided lid as opposed to a circle will be easier to replace.
2. Clean the Pumpkin
Using a spoon clean out the string and seeds.
3. Add the Face
Design a face on a piece of paper, to get those creative juices flowing we have created some for you already! Put the piece of paper on the pumpkin and prick holes through the paper which will leave you with an outline of a face.
Carve the pumpkin with a pointed saw blade and use gentle sawing action to prick out the bits of the pumpkins.
Use a tealight at the base of the pumpkin. Cut a small hole in the top of the pumpkin to let the smoke and heat out.
Take a photo of your carved pumpkin and the pumpkin carver and share on our facebook and twitter page- we love to see all the scary creations our lovely pickers have created!