Amazing Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas for YOU and the KIDS

Have fun poring over Jack-O-Lantern carving ideas you should try this year! It’s a perfect bonding opportunity for you and the kids. They get to learn new hands-on skills, while you’ll love the time you spend together.

So if you want to have an amazing carving experience and make stunning Halloween pumpkins, then check this list out.

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Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas You Should Try With Your Kids

1. Little Pumpkin House

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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!

2. Pandemic-safe Pumpkin

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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.

3. Mr. Mummy Pumpkin

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Your guests will be wrapped in terror when those little piercing eyes stare at them.

4. Owl Jack-O-Lantern

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Ever considered carving an owl from a pumpkin? Try it and have an owlific Halloween celebration.

5. Spooky Graveyard Jack-O-Lantern

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Want no face jack-o-lantern carving ideas, try this cemetery scene for a spook-tacular evening complete with ghouls.

6. Pineapple Jack-O-Lantern

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Try something unique. It’s Halloween and you’re feeling a tropical vibe! The pineapple is a good alternative for your pumpkin.

7. Snowman Jack-O-Lantern

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This particular one will last past the Halloween celebration. Once you complete this DIY, you can just enjoy and let it go, Elsa!

8. 3D Snail Jack-O-Lantern

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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.

RELATED: 19 Fun Scarecrow Ideas To Make For Halloween And All Year Round

9. Solar Light Jack-O-Lantern

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Light up your pumpkin in a safe and eco-friendly way. Make as many as you can and file them up on your pathway to guide trick-or-treaters to the right path.

10. Charlie Brown Pumpkin

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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.

11. Cannibal Pumpkin

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Watch out for your little helpless gourds! They might become a snack to the big and mighty cannibal pumpkin.

12. Fanged Pumpkins

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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

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Whoever said you can’t mix scary with science? Fascinate the kids with this cool Jack-O-Lantern.

14. Vomiting Jack-O-Lantern

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Don’t throw the seeds yet! You can use them as part of your pumpkin Halloween ensemble.

15. Black Cat-O-Lanterns

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This requires a little less carving but lots more painting. This easy DIY will surely showcase your cat personality.

16. Pumpkin with Brains

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Show the neighbors what’s going on inside your pumpkin’s head–literally!

17. Spiderman-O-Lantern

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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 try this Spider-O-Lantern.

Want to see the art of pumpkin carving? Watch this video from CBS:

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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