Pumpkin-Carving Tips and Tools : Need to remember this! Make that Carving Last - Spray a mixture of bleach and water on the inside of your fresh pumpkin daily or coat the inside w/ petroleum jelly to keep mold and dehydration at bay.
Use press 'n' seal saran wrap to make a ghostly friend in the window or mirror - This looks a wee bit different. the website calls for texture window something or other, not saran wrap, but it got the job done.
After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 1 gal mix). The bleach will kill bacteria and help your pumpkin stay fresh longer. Once completely dry, (drain upside down), add 2 tablespoon of vinega