Traditionally carved pumpkins have a triangle nose and eyes with teeth showing in the mouth. Additional fun ideas include silhouettes such as a black cat or a pumpkin topiary using several stacked pumpkins in different sizes. Free templates can be found at pinterest.com for more detailed carvings.
Carve Halloween figures, such as howling cats, spiders, bats or witches on brooms into your pumpkins. Include eyebrows, mustaches and hair to exaggerate your carvings' features. Carve your pumpkin face of your favorite movie character, such as Darth Vader, Jack Sparrow or Frankenstein. To make several carvings alike, use a cookie cutter to make a pattern to cut.