Carve out bottom: Carve a circular opening from the bottom of your pumpkin. Clean & scrape: Clean out the seeds & strings with the Scraper Scoop™. Scrape inner pulp away from the area you plan to carve until the pumpkin inner wall is about 1" thick. Attach pattern: Trim the pattern & tape it to your pumpkin. Make pattern fit smoothly by folding on the crease lines shown o the pattern. Take the folds in place. Transfer pattern: Use the poker to make pairs of holes in the pumpkin's surface. Punch out design: Align the punch with each pair of holes & push the punch all the way through the shell. Light it up! Place your carved pumpkin over a battery-operated light.* Watch your creation come to life!