Cutting Jack O Lanterns
Let's be safe out there folks.
Get rid of the knives when carving pumpkins.
The simplest way is to use a small electric sabre saw. Those little saws can cut compound curves, back up, reverse and can make any pattern you can imagine.
If you don't have one of those in your toolbox (you should - they're very versatile tools) then stop in at your favourite hardware store and pick up a hack saw blade or a stiff scroll saw blade or even a keyhole saw (I've recently seen keyhole saws on the "buck table") to make carving that pumpkin a safe job for even a small child. Not that you're likely to carve keyholes but they are fantastic pumpkin carving tools.
Get rid of the sharp knives and start using saws. Better, safer pumpkins as a result. Pass this thought along...
And post some pictures on your blog of your pumpkin with links on the comment sections here.