My son loves getting to pick out the pattern for our pumpkin every year. This year it is all about pirates. I found a jolly roger pattern online and we were ready. We don’t use fancy tools or anything just a pattern and small knife.
I did learn a cool tip this year. If you coat the inside top of the pumpkin with cinnamon it is supposed to help with the lid shrinkage. I will let you know how it works. I can tell you it smells wonderful when the pumpkin is lit.