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!
Carving pumpkins is a perfect bonding opportunity for me and my grandkids. They get to try something new and learn new hands-on skills, while you’ll love the time you spend together. It’s a win for everybody!
Amazing Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas for YOU and the KIDS
With Halloween approaching, I’ve been thinking ways to shake up our Jack-O-Lantern carving tradition. For years, almost everyone in our family, especially the kids, get their own pumpkin to play with. I wanted to share some new ideas with them to make it more fun. So if you want to have an amazing carving experience and make stunning Halloween pumpkins, then check this list out.
1. Pumpkin with Brains
Show the neighbors what’s going on inside your pumpkin’s head–literally! See how you can make it here.
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, make your kitties by following this DIY tutorial.
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.
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. Get the steps here.
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9. Solar Light Jack-O-Lantern
Light up your pumpkin the safe way by following these easy instructions. 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, its 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! Get the tutorial here.
13. Self-Carving Exploding Pumpkin
Whoever said you can’t mix scary with science? Fascinate the kids with this cool Jack-O-Lantern. See how here.
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. Get the instructions here.
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 CBS:
These are just 15 of the many reasons why pumpkins are always in the spotlight during Halloween. So now, it’s time for you 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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