Carving a pumpkin is an American Halloween tradition. It may seem intimidating, but it's really quite simple. If you need help to create the perfect Jack O Lantern, read on! This page will show you how to carve a pumpkin, step by step. If you want your Halloween guests greeted at the door by a smiling or scary Jack O Lantern, you'll follow the steps below. Select your pumpkin, assemble a few basic tools, and get ready to have some creative fun.