Funny Pumpkin Carving Ideas
Get ready for the giggles and grins these funny pumpkin carving designs will inspire this Halloween. From silly skeletons to a pumpkin birthday party, each of these fun pumpkin carving ideas are sure to win over any Halloween trick-or-treating crowd.
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Junk Food Jack O'Lanterns
These grinning pumpkins are perfect for the junk food lover in your life. To create the laughing pumpkins, carve your favorite design. Add embellishments to the smiling faces by gluing on licorice, taffy, and cheese puff hair.
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Adorable Animal Pumpkins
A few craft supplies is all it takes to create these adorable animal pumpkins. These funny pumpkin faces are created with card stock, pipe cleaners, and glue. For the the cat face pumpkin and the elephant pumpkin, place the pumpkins on cylindrical vases wrapped with paper.
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Funny Floral Pumpkins
Full of big grins and fresh accents, these festive floral designs put a lighthearted twist on Halloween pumpkin carving. Creating them is simpler than it looks: Cut off the top or drill holes to tuck in flowers and branches (cucumber slices, carved potatoes, and ferns make other fun options). Attach other accents with pins, toothpicks, or glue for adorable smiling pumpkins!
Editor's Tip: Make sure to use battery-operated lights to avoid fire risk.
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A pacifier is all it takes to create these funny pumpkin faces. Simply make a small hole and insert. Add painted or carved eyes to create the baby face.
Video: How to Carve a Pumpkin
Watch to learn the basics on how to carve the best pumpkin on your block! Our time-tested tips and tricks will make carving pumpkins a breeze. Plus, gather more pumpkin face ideas, like this grinning jack-o'-lantern.
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Not-So-Scary Skeleton Pumpkin
A white Lumina pumpkin works perfectly for this silly, skeleton pumpkin face filled with fall golden flowers. Use this funny pumpkin carving idea for a doorstep decoration or festive centerpiece. To make, cut out large circles for the eyes, a small triangle for the nose, and make a line for the mouth that's just big enough for light to shine through. Small vertical teeth slits finish this silly skeleton.
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Pumpkin Birthday Party
Spice things up this Halloween with a pumpkin birthday party! Download the party pumpkin stencils and carve out the smiling faces on pumpkins. Shape scrapbooking paper into cones, creating a variety of tall and short hats. Use tape to secure the paper in cone shapes and decorate with an assortment of patterned paper circles. Trim some of the hat edges with paper fringe. Hot-glue the hats to the heads of the funny pumpkin faces.
Video: Pumpkin Carving Tricks and Tips
Watch to learn the easiest way to clean out your pumpkins. Our secret? We start from the bottom!
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Cat and Mouse Pumpkins
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This smiling vampire stencil could seem scary at first, but he's a friendly, funny monster: just look at that grin! With a hooked nose and dramatic eyebrows, this vampire pumpkin is all fun and games. Get tips for creating him below!
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Veggie Pumpkin Faces
Looking for a funny pumpkin face idea? Turn to your veggie drawer. Attach veggies to your pumpkin for a party-ready pumpkin idea that's fresh and fun. Adhere using toothpicks and glue.