The other night we had a pumpkin carving fest. Elliott insisted he have a "happy pumpkin" so that's what he got. Preston is an absolute pro with these things. Me on the other hand, I went the cookie cutter route. I have a triangle cutter and went to it with a hammer. Word to the wise, use the cookie cutter before you hollow out the pumpkin. It works SO much better. Also, it helps if you have someone helping you to hold the pumpkin in place while you hammer. My fingers can attest to that. I think they turned out well but more importantly, we had a blast doing carving them.