5 Easy Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas! Simple, fun and kid-approved carving ideas…see how they look lit up at night too!
Every year I buy 5 pumpkins, 1 for each of us to carve for Halloween. This has become a tradition that the kids have come to look forward…and I look forward to it too! The most fun thing about it is seeing what each kid has decided to carve, then watching it come to life. Here are 5 fun and spooky carving ideas that we created last Halloween!
Unconventional Pumpkin Carving
I don’t seem to follow any rules when it comes to carving my pumpkin…I’ve been know to drag out my drill to make polka-dot pumpkins! This swirly pumpkin is one that I made last year, I just kept carving swirls into it until it looked the way I wanted it to, and I LOVE how it turned out…it looks especially great at night.
I didn’t even use a pen to make the swirls, I just used a small carving knife and went with the flow!
Razor Sharp Teeth Pumpkin
Can’t go wrong with a classic scary pumpkin carving! The sharper the teeth, the better. The greatest thing about this pumpkin is that there are no rules to make it.
Classic Pumpkin Eats Pumpkin
Hahaha! I think one of the kids (or my husband) recreates this pumpkin-eats-pumpkin idea at least once every couple of years. It never gets old.
We actually didn’t have a mini-pumpkin to put in the mouth, so we used a small pattypan squash instead…you could also use a small gourd.
Pusheen Cat Pumpkin Carving!
My youngest loves Pusheen cat so naturally he wanted to carve his pumpkin with it. So cute.
Kids love being able to make their own creations…there are no wrong ideas for Halloween! If my kid wants Pusheen cat, then Pusheen cat he shall create.
The Scream face never gets old, I mean it’s a classic Halloween look. In fact, last Halloween I made a Scream Pie and it was a big spooky hit!
If you want even more pumpkin carving ideas, make sure to check out my previous post here.
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