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How to Carve a Pumpkin with a Cookie Cutter

Carve perfect shapes into your pumpkin by using cookie cutters. A little muscle makes it possible -- we show you how.

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Dust off the cookie cutters. This Halloween, they're from more than baking. Sturdy metal cookie cutters at Halloween designs can cut up perfect designs in your pumpkin. Select your cookie cutters and plan out your pattern. Our pumpkins been clean and it's ready to go. Now start cutting. You'll need to press hard. Pumpkin skin can be tough. Use a mallet to gently tap the cookie cutter through the pumpkin wall. Gentle but firm is the key. You don't wanna cave in the wall. Remove the cutout center. You'll have a perfectly shaped opening in your pumpkin. Repeat the process with as many shapes and sizes cookie cutters as you'd like to create your design. When you're satisfied with the look light up your cookie cutter creation and let it welcome trick or treaters to your Halloween home.