Prep 'em, cut 'em, scoop 'em, and carve 'em up!
With our pumpkin carving tools and carving kits, you don't have to be an expert to get impressive results.
Start with a pumpkin carving stencil included in one of our carving kits, or develop your own design on a sheet of tracing paper — it's easy to transfer the pattern directly onto the gourd.
With the help of our saw tooth scoops and spoons, battery-operated jig saws, and other specialty pumpkin carving tools, that jack-o-lantern with the crisp features will soon be beaming from the porch.
Why all the different tools, you may ask?
Part of it is price, as you guessed — battery powered tools cost a little more, but they work a whole lot faster.
But the main thing is that different carving tools and saws give you different levels of control, while etching tools aren't for carving all — they're for engraving designs in the hard skin of the pumpkin, so that the soft pulp underneath glows eerily when the jack-o-lantern is lit from within.
There's no getting around it — even with the best tools, carving a great jack-o-lantern is a lot of work, so if you're for something simpler and even faster, try one of our toppers or pumpkin decorating kits.
With these, you simply plug decorative elements into the pumpkin for instant character — no carving required!
The unorthodox approach saves you loads of time, and you still get full credit for Halloween decorating!
But back to the other, more labor-intensive jack-o-lanterns...
When the carving's done, insert LED flicker lights safely to duplicate the effect of candle light (as a bonus, they operate for several hours); color-changing strobe lights offer an eye-catching effect for the pumpkin carving exhibitionist.
So with so many affordable pumpkin carving tools, kits, stencils, and lighting accessories at your fingertips, there's no excuse for mediocre jack-o-lantern this year.
Get off the couch, pumpkin lover, spread the old newspaper on the table, and start cutting, scooping, and carving!