Step 1 - cut out the stalk of your pumpkin. Always try to cut angled up slightly, to give your kid more purchase after it has begun to dry out.
Step 2 - get rid of the slime and seeds (making sure to save some for baking later).
Step 3 - scrape out as much of the flesh as you can be bothered to (make sure to save this for pumpkin soup and pie later)
Step 4 - carve away!