When carving a pumpkin you first cut a circle around the stem (big enough so you can fit you hand in.) next pull the top off just like a lid. Next you will need a large spoon or a scooper to get all the goop out of the pumpkin. Last trace a face or a design on the front of the pumpkin and then you cut it out with a small knife. Now you should have a nice face on your pumpkin place a candle in and put top on and wait till it gets dark!