It was said in my comments that someone couldn't imagine us doing all these pumpkins using just those little jigsaws in the pumpkin carving kits from Wal-Mart....yet that's exactly what we use. No joke. They are perfect and were made for carving pumpkin flesh. To do the designs where you just cut away a portion of the flesh but not all the way through, I used an exact-o knife-like tool. But other than that, we use cheap plastic handled jigsaw thingies. No kidding. See?
Yesterday on my lunch break I decided to go to Wal-Mart abd buy 8 more pumpkins, since we only had 4 left to do last night. That brought our grand total to 48, and sometime around 11 I wished I had only bought 6 more because I would have been finished. It's all good though - Halloween is only once a year.
So, enjoy the 6 I did last night and please check out my Flickr album to see everyone's pumpkins. My sister-in-law did one last night that took her 4 hours....and it's amazing!