When I was a child pumpkin carving was...child's play. Using a kitchen knife and spreading newspaper on the table it was a pretty simple operation. The main thing was to not cut yourself. This yielded pumpkins that were similar and not very different looking. Also orange was about the only color to be had because now pumpkins come in all colors, shapes and patterns.
Pumpkin’s can now be cut and shaped with some the best tools we have and these kits can be bought at the drug, grocery store or toy stores. They come with instructions and are very easy to use because I got myself a kit and tried them. I made some beautiful pumpkins in no time that looked like an expert made them.
This is how the pumpkin kits work. It shows the process of how it's done. The pattern is put on the pumpkin and the holes are punched on the skin to follow your pattern. When that's done, take the paper pattern off and start to carve. When finished, put a candle in and light it up so everyone see what it looks like now that it's finished. Here's an example of some nice pumpkins, enjoy!