Tips to make
Choose a pumpkin that’s taller than it is wide. It’s shaped more like a human face.
Pick an interesting looking pumpkin — pimply, greenish, asymmetrical. Rounder isn’t always better, especially when you’re going for creepy.
When drawing a design, use a dry erase marker that easily rubs off as needed.
Ice cream scoops work best for hollowing out a pumpkin. Scrape loose all “guts” before dumping contents into trash or compost.
When removing top, cut a small notch for easy refitting. The best cutting tool for larger pumpkins is a drywall saw.
Shield your jack-o’-lantern from heat and moisture as much as possible.
To prevent premature rotting, treat with bleach and water solution.