It’s Halloween, and you’re ready to carve your pumpkins! But, gosh, if you can’t come up with anything new, than it looks like it’ll be the same, traditional pumpkin face again this year. Don’t worry though! Here’s some pumpkin carving ideas to get you inspired to be fun and creative this Halloween season!
1. Candy Dispenser Pumpkin
This simple bucket-style pumpkin carving is perfect for when you want to bring a bit more flare when you leave your candy outside of your house. It’s practical, cute, and you don’t run the risk of someone jacking your plate!
Overall, a pretty cute pumpkin carving design.
2. Beanbag Toss Pumpkins
This is a really fun and funny way to implement games this Halloween by making a simple beanbag toss with these pumpkins! You could also get your kids, if you have any, to help with this game.
You could also make it so that the size of the candy is hinged on whether you make it in or not! For example, if the player doesn’t throw the beanbag into the pumpkins after three tries, they get normal sized candy. If they do make it in, then they get a huge candy bar!
3. Simple Polka Dot Pattern
If you’re really not feeling the whole beanbag toss, you just want something low-effort, or you don’t really celebrate Halloween but like Autumn, then this is for you. Take a drill, and just drill some holes in a pattern on a pumpkin.
It’s simple, low-effort, and also looks really pretty at night! This pumpkin carving will look like beautiful twinkling lights at night.
4. Cookie Cutter Pumpkin
Okay, think of a pattern, any pattern. No, not that one. How can you make this pumpkin carving process much easier? You can totally use a cookie cutter to cut out a pattern on your pumpkin. It’s much easier than trying to cut out a face or anything, and it’s more unique!
Plus, if you’ve got kids, this will be a cute activity to do with them as well. It’s an adorably simple pumpkin carving idea that you’ll totally love.
5. Mummy Pumpkin
This is much cooler kind of design. This mummy pumpkin carving doesn’t need much, just a strong arm, and a good knife, along with a few grapes.
Cut the pumpkin into sections, and mismatch the sections of the — preferably white — pumpkin, or get two white pumpkins, and switch some of the pieces together. If you don’t have an already white pumpkin, white paint is the way to go.
Then, once you’re done, use the grapes for the eyes! And also for a nice snack.
6. Cannibal Pumpkin
This spooky pumpkin carving makes your pumpkin look like a cannibal! It’s that traditional Jack-O’-Lantern face, but a spooky twist. The pumpkin is eating a smaller pumpkin!
Again, pretty simple, but it still looks really cool.
7. Skull Squash Carving
These cool skull squash carvings is one of the coolest ways to spice up the front entrance of your house. It’s a fantastic way of using these squash to make the front of your house extra spooky.
This design also has a bit of versatility to it. You could put the squash on the ground, or hang them for that even scarier ghost skull look.
8. Candy Skull Pumpkin Carving
This fun and sweet-toothed design is the perfect way to use those unwanted candy corn candies you’ve got lying around in your house. It also makes for a fun activity for your kids so they can decorate the pumpkin with however many candies as they want!
9. Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Carving
Ever wanted to show other people how much of a Disney fanatic you are, even on Halloween? Well now you can with this super easy pumpkin carving design of Mickey Mouse!
You just need three pumpkins; two small ones, and a huge one. Carve out the Mickey Mouse face, and you’ve got a simple little homage to this mouse on your front porch.
10. Little Shop of Horrors
Ever heard of Little Shop of Horrors? It’s about a mutant plant that thirsts for human meat! Truly a staple in Halloween movies that you should definitely make a movie night out of.
This candy dispenser is a fun, creative way to show off your movie knowledge and to give the neighborhood kiddies their sugar high for the evening.
11. Vampire Pumpkin Carving
This pumpkin carving looks like it’s gonna say, “I’m gonna suck your blood!” It’s a fun way to make use of vampire fangs too, so your pumpkin is properly scaring kids this Halloween!
There’s also not much hassle when it comes to carving this bad boy out. Pretty simple!
12. Thorny Vines Pumpkin Carving
If you’re not exactly feeling the spooky-faces that every house does, but you still want that spooky vibe, this pumpkin carving is the perfect thing! It’s a cute, stylish, and almost effortless way of decorating your pumpkin.
13. Peek-A-Boo Pumpkin
Peek-a-boo! This fun little design is really, really easy, and only requires felt, scissors, googly eyes, and the usual pumpkin carving tools. This is great if you’re not looking to put much effort into carving pumpkins this year!
14. Foliage Pumpkin Carving
This is a bit more intricate than the others on here, but the result will look really cute and cool at the end. This is one for the ones that dislike Halloween, but love Autumn in all its glory.
With a careful hand, you’ll be able to achieve this really pretty design!
15. Spooky Sewed Face
Ok, you’re armed with a sewing hobby and an imagination. How can you incorporate the two of them together? This is how!
Carve the face out, drill some holes under the eyes and around the mouth, loop some rope in and out of the holes, and by the end of it, you’ll have a simple and clean pumpkin carving!
16. Brace-Face Pumpkin Carving
This cute and funny pumpkin carving is great for kids! It’s a super cute carving that’ll totally make your porch look great during Halloween Night.
17. Apple Core Carving
Are you a teacher? This pumpkin carving idea is perfect for you then! It’ll show off that creativity of yours! Just get a skinny squash to act as the core, and cut a pumpkin jaggedly. Get some fake seeds, stick them to the “core” and you’ve got yourself a cute little apple core.
Cute hedgehog is cute, but not included.
18. Spooky Pumpkin Face-Off
This crazy looking pumpkin is the scariest one yet! This’ll totally cement your status as the Spookiest House on the Block among the neighborhood.
19. Pumpkin Granny
This super simple pumpkin carving in the shape of a grandma is another funny little way of displaying candy that’s ripe for the taking.
20. Día de los Muertos Pumpkin Carving
This uncommon pumpkin carving gives Halloween just a little bit of a Día de los Muertos vibe that every Halloween needs. It’s simple, and it’s perfect if you’ve got Mexican or Hispanic heritage.
21. Huge, Unblinking Eyes
Do you feel like something’s watching you? Nah, must be the wind or something…
Or is it? It’s these pumpkins staring back at you, picking up candy and talking with your friends. This pumpkin carving is sure to give the neighborhood kids a scare!
22. Choo-Choo Train
If you’ve got toddlers, this simple pumpkin carving design is a great, and non-spooky option that still gives off Halloweeny vibes!
23. Owl Pumpkin Carving
Do you hear an owl somewhere? Nope, must be this pumpkin. It’s such a cute design that we might actually adopt this design for ourselves!
24. Diagonal Arrows Pumpkin Carving
This quirky design is perfect for the inside of your house! Wow, who’d’ve thought you could put a pumpkin inside your house? It’s a really fun design which will compliment your interior swimmingly.
25. Purge Pumpkin Carving
You’ve heard of The Purge, right? These masks are an iconic symbol from the movie, and it’s another great film that you should make a movie night out of. It’s pretty spooky.
This easy-to-do pumpkin carving design is so scary that it’ll probably even scare you at night! It would definitely scare us!
This Halloween season it’s important to hang with family and friends, and overall, have a great time. And what better way to do that with movies, candy, and carving a pumpkin’s insides out?
Which pumpkin carving design gave you the hibbi-jibbies? Which one are you going to be doing this season? Comment down below, and let us know!
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Hi! My name is Carolina Cisneros, and I am a new intern at Society 19. I’m so glad to have this opportunity! I have an Associates in Studio Art, and I will be heading into university for Cinematic Arts and Technologies. I plan to go into the animation industry, designing characters and bringing more diversity into the world. For now, I’m building my skills. Thank you for reading!