Jack-o-Lanterns Carved with Hot Knife
I buy the plastic pumpkins and draw my design in pencil. I cut the hole on the bottom so that I can save the stem. Then you can get little blinking battery-operated lights. I cut out the negative spaces with a hot knife that you get with woodburning tools. It is quite hot, so you have to be very careful not to burn yourself. These jack-o-lanterns last forever and can be used year after year.