One year, this was our final result, after carving our pumpkins. The boys had a blast, and a neighbor friend was over as well. They kind of just came up with their own designs for the pumpkins, and did what they wanted to do. I thought these turned out cute, and showed some of their individual creativity.
The process of carving a pumpkin is supposed to be more fun than anything I think. Its great to create a memory with the kids! Life is flying by, have some fun, and don't sweat the small stuff.