Looking for amazing Jack-O-Lantern carving ideas for you and the kids? Have fun poring over these Jack-O-Lantern designs and ideas you can try this year!
Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas You Should Try With Your Kids
1. Pumpkin with Brains
Show the neighbors what’s going on inside your pumpkin’s head–literally!
Pumpkins don’t always have to be creepy. You can also try to make a superhero out of one. Guess what, my grandkids can’t wait to get a hold of this Spider-O-Lantern.
3. Black Cat O’Lanterns
This requires a little less carving but lots more painting. This easy DIY will surely showcase your cat personality.
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4. Owl Jack-O-Lantern
Ever considered carving an owl from a pumpkin? Try it and have an owlific Haloween celebration.
5. Charlie Brown Pumpkin
Still remember good ol’ Charlie Brown? Why not make him an inspiration for your great pumpkin? It will bring back the good old days in your home.
6. Cannibal Jack-O-Lantern
Watch out for your little helpless gourds! They might become a snack to the big and mighty cannibal pumpkin.
7. Pumpkin With Nose
Jack-o-Lanterns normally have a hole for a nose, so wouldn’t it be interesting to switch things up a little by giving him a carrot nose? Display him on your porch, he’s sure to give trick-or-treaters a good laugh.
8. 3D Snail Jack-O-Lantern
Add some Halloween fun to your garden by making this 3D snail version of a Jack-O-Lantern. It’s too cute to be terrifying! Your younger kiddos would love this.
9. Solar Light Jack-O-Lantern
Light up your pumpkin the safe way by following. Make as many as you can and file them up on your pathway to guide trick-or-treaters to the right path.
10. Forget the Face Jack-O-Lantern
Who said Jack-O-Lanterns had to have spooky faces? The bloody slashes on this lantern are so eerie!
11. Toothpick Jack-O-Lantern
Make something new, try something unique, it’s Halloween you’re allowed to let display your creativity! Using toothpicks to make a horrific set of teeth just amps the freaky factor.
12. Fanged Pumpkins
These tiny things have quite the bite on them! You can use big black buttons for the eyes and it’s sure to give everyone the fright.
13. Self-Carving Exploding Pumpkin
Whoever said you can’t mix scary with science? Fascinate the kids with this cool Jack-O-Lantern.
14. Pumpkin Anatomy Skull
How about combining two tried-and-tested Halloween elements this year? A skull in a Jack-O-Lantern hits all the right spooky notes!
15. Mr. Mummy Pumpkin
Your guests will be wrapped in terror when those little black piercing eyes stare at them.
16. Little Pumpkin House
This is one of my favorite jack-o-lantern carving ideas this year. This miniature house will surely sit well in your garden or front porch!
17. Pandemic-safe Pumpkin
Remind your neighbors, as they go treat-or-tricking in your house, to stay safe and always wear their mask with this cool little pumpkin.
18. Spooky Graveyard Jack-O-Lantern
Want no face jack-o-lantern carving ideas, try this cemetery scene for a spook-tacular evening complete with ghouls.
19. Pineapple Jack-O-Lantern
Try something unique. It’s Halloween and you’re feeling a tropical vibe! The pineapple is a good alternative for your pumpkin.
And to help you keep your masterpieces last longer, follow these steps from My Frugal Adventures:
Want to see the art of pumpkin carving? Watch this video from DaveHax:
These are just some of the many reasons why pumpkins are always in the spotlight during Halloween. So now, it’s time for you to challenge your creativity and come up with the most spooktacular Jack-O-Lantern design.
Did you find this helpful and interesting? Which jack-o-lantern design will you try this year? Let me know in the comments below.
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