Our Editor’s Best Pumpkin Carving Tip

As parents everywhere gear up to teach their little ones the Halloween traditions of yore, those ubiquitous flimsy pumpkin carving knives are inevitably going to pop up. The time it takes to saw out one jagged line might actually be a spookier concept than your jack-o-lantern itself, so why not switch over to a new tool for a cool new look? A simple Speedball linoleum cutter—which will equip you with several sized tips to create different sized lines and is available at most hardware stores—is perfect for shaving layers of pumpkin off to achieve an ethereal glow. Dig in about half way through the wall of the pumpkin to get the desired effect.