Pumpkin lights for Halloween are easy to make, simply follow this step by step guide. You will be able to carve a pumpkin in you very own creative way. Enjoy the guide!
Draw a circle around the stem on the top where you want the lid to go. Make it big enough to fit your arm and a scraping tool through (a diameter of about 6 inches is recommended).
Wipe down inside with some kitchen roll. Leave to dry overnight if desired.
Carve the pumpkin Start by getting a pin or thin poking device like a screw driver. Make small dots in the pumpkin all around the edges of the shape you're going to cut out. Keep them close together. If you used a premade pattern, carefully remove the paper. Get a pumpkin carving knife (or most normal knives will work) and poke it all the way through the edge of one of the shapes. Alternatively, you can make your pumpkin glow by using a chisel knife (you can buy them from most art stores) or similar tool to glide along the pumpkin, following the edge of the design. Remove the only top layer of skin (do not poke all the way through). Slowly move the knife round the shape following the dots. Once you've gone all the way round, push the shape out and carefully run your knife around the edge again to neaten the cut up. Repeat for each shape.