How To Carve A Halloween Pumpkin

Pumpkin carving isn't just for kiddies you know. Plus, what could be more therapeutic than hacking a pumpkin to bits?

The deft duo behind food channel Crumbs offer their top tips for making a terrifying Jack O'Lantern this Halloween...

:: When it comes to picking a pumpkin, the bigger it is, the better.

:: Carve a circle shape out of the top of your pumpkin (if it's easier, draw the circle before you carve it out).

:: Scoop out the centre and pop in a Tupperware box - you never know when you might fancy some pumpkin soup.

:: Draw a face onto the outside of your pumpkin. Triangle shaped eyes always work well. Don't be too precise, they're meant to look scary not polished.

:: Carve along the lines you've drawn so that the eyes, nose and mouth have been removed.

:: Pop in a candle and you're good to go.

:: Having a Halloween party? Keep a pumpkin spare to use as an ice bucket.

If you're feeling really adventurous then why not try replicating these friendly lookin' fellas? Courtesy of this talented bunch...