Cut a circular section out of the top of the pumpkin around the stem to create a lid. Cut the lid at an angle to prevent the lid from falling in once it's cut. Remove the freshly cut lid and take out all the seeds and strings using either a spoon or your hands.
Next, clean out the inside of the pumpkin using a spoon or scoop. Scrape out the stringy pulp, and place it into the second bowl.