Karin always wants to do really elaborate, fiddly designs, but since pumpkin-carving kit tools always break on the über-thick-skinned Swedish pumpkins, we always just end up using the ancient steak knives that have been in my family for a thousand years. But using them means keeping it simple: 3 or 4 teeth, a preference for triangles, funny faces instead of complicated Halloweenie artworks.
Who gave that guy a knife??
The little ghost above Karin's pumpkin was made by one of the kids from a bit of fabric and half a toilet paper roll when they were in lower elementary. There are 2 of them; they've held up surprisingly well.
Karin's pumpkin is starting to rot a bit, and the handle came off when she picked it up to bring it in for carving, so he's got a big hole in his head. I suck at figuring out how to turn the flash off and take non-blurry glowy photos.