The girls and I put our fairy houses in our rice pit this afternoon. I had lots of fun playing with them. E joined me, but O was too busy working on her own project (and wanted some "alone time").
I cut the doors, windows, and top of the pumpkin using an x-acto knife. It cut easily and the cut is smooth. My sister used a pumpkin decorating knife and the cut was much more rough and more difficult to cut.
(The idea for using foam pumpkins to make fairy houses came from Pink and Green Mama).