Hi Janice: You can use acrylic paint or sharpies to draw on your pumpkin. If you are going to cut a face in it, I'd suggest cutting the bottom off, rather than the top. This way you will be able to set the pumpkin over the candle and it won't fall over:)
Here is a site that shows various designs to decorate your pumpkin. It's a slide show, but after you look at the first few, you will see arrows on each side that says 'start slide show'. Then, after the first one, you will see a little box made up of tiny squares that says 'view all'. Click on that. That way you don't have to keep scrolling. Just click on the one you like and it will come up for you.
This one doesn't let you 'view all', you have to keep clicking:(
Good luck and BOO! :)
Elmers glue and decorations
We painted ours with acrylic paint in pink, purple, blue and green then glittered only the stem. They are beautiful!