We began by choosing a template and then pricking the outline through it into the pumpkin rind.  Some people decided to draw it in felt tip instead.

Once we had done that, we used the rind saw to cut through the pumpkin in the places we had marked.  This  cut out the eyes and mouth shapes.

Next we cut a circle out of the top so we could reach in and scoop out and scrape out the pulp and seeds.

When the pumpkin was hollow, we put a battery tealight inside to watch the pumpkin head light up.

We had lots of messy fun doing this and learned about the Celtic Folklore story of Jack o’Lantern