Last year I carved my first pumpkin. Sticking you hand inside a pumpkin feels like shoving your hand up a giant's nose. I decided to go a different route this year with a less-messy, apartment size version. A pumpkin will last a long time if you don't cut it.
1.) Sketch your design on the pumpkin using a dry erase marker. You can wipe off and redraw your design until you are happy with it.
2.) Trace over your design with a permanent marker.