Cut an opening in the top or bottom of a pumpkin.Make the hole big enough so that you can clean outthe pumpkin easily. Save the piece you cut out to useas a lid.
Clean and scrape the inside. The pumpkin wall youwill carve should be no more than one inch thick.
Cut out the pattern or make your own out of apiece of paper. Trim the pattern and tape it to thepumpkin. It may be necessary to make small folds tofit the paper smoothly.
Transfer the design. Using the poker, poke throughthe paper making dots along each outline on thepattern. Then remove the pattern. (Save it and referto it while you are carving.)
Drill the holes. Hold the pumpkin in your lap andtwist the drill into each hole made by the poker instep 4. Turn the drill gently until it pierces thepumpkin's skin.
Start sawing. Grasp the saw like a pencil and moveit steadily up and down, working from dot to dot.Always hold the saw at a right angle to the pumpkin.
Cut a chimney. Light a candle inside the pumpkin,then close the lid. Quickly put out the flame and lookfor the blackened spot inside the lid. Cut a small holethere; it will let the smoke and heat escape while acandle glows inside