6 unique (and sometimes dangerous) ways to carve a pumpkin

Carving a pumpkin can be difficult and tedious. Despite all the YouTube videos demonstrating how simple the process is, the reality is you trying desperately not to cut off a finger as you repeatedly stab a vegetable, all in the name of autumn fun. And God help you if you try to carve anything more creative than a comical face. Well put down the steak knife and explore these 6 nontraditional ways to carve a pumpkin. Warning: you might not want to try some of these techniques at home.

You can create a small explosion to turn your pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern.

You can etch your pumpkin with high-powered lasers.

You can raid your workshop and use your power tools as carving instruments.

You can use traditional sculpting tools to turn your Halloween decor into a work of art.

You can find a new use for your cookie cutters.

You can hire a squirrel to do the job for you.