Before buying your pumpkins decide if you will be painting your pumpkins or carving into them. Its helps if you have an idea of the face you might be carving when selecting your pumpkin. photo credit: JazarellaMozarella Select pumpkins that are uniformly orange. Bruises, cuts or nicks will cause a pumpkin to spoil quicker so look them over carefully. Smooth pumpkins are easier to paint or carve. Never carry a pumpkin by its stem. It may break...