“Part of the fun of pumpkin carving is that pumpkins come in so many shapes and sizes,” Evan says. “And then we’ll draw our design with a pen onto the pumpkin and start carving away.”4. He and his crew at Maniac Pumpkin Carvers usually create a pumpkin just 24 hours before an event, and once they start carving, they don’t stop until a pumpkin is finished, which can sometimes take 10 hours. Think beyond the typical pumpkin carving kit. Really, anything that is sharp can be useful.”Still, for scooping, you can’t get much better than what comes in a kid’s pumpkin carving kit.