Cleaning out a pumpkin can be fun—but very goopy—family activity. Those who don't feel like getting slime on their hands can try an ice cream scoop to take out pulp and seeds. The utensil's rounded end means everything stays in the scoop instead of flying across the table (or into your hair). And no sharp edges means the kids can still help out!
A version of this article appeared in our October 2015 issue with the headline, "How to dig out pumpkin seeds," p. 46.