Last Minute Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Last Minute Pumpkin Carving Ideas

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It’s Halloween and you just realized you haven’t carved the pumpkins yet. Out of desperation, you go to the internet to search for any articles that bring you good ideas for your pumpkins. Luckily, this article is here to help. Whether you need something in a hurry, or you’re looking for some pumpkin carving inspirations, we’ve got you covered! Here are some quick tips below to help you have killer pumpkins the day of!

Owl Pumpkin Carving

Experience Langley Pumpkin Carving Owl

This design is perfect for your kids, as it isn’t too spooky and has a lot of easy shapes to carve. If you want to make it even simpler for them, we suggest making the eyes just regular circles, or ever doing right side up triangles for a contrast to the upside down triangles.

Traditional Jack O’ Lanterns

Traditional jack o’ lanterns are some of the easiest pumpkins to carve. They are simple, easy, and always look good. With large often triangular shapes, carving a face into a pumpkin is the easiest and fastest way to make your pumpkins look great! If you’re looking for more advanced pumpkins or ideas, we’ve got some more inspiration below!

Cat Pumpkins

Black cats are a staple of Halloween season, so of course, there will be some cool cat designs. Many cat inspired pumpkins have a cat in front of a moon, to get the appearance that there is a silhouette. This carving is quite advanced, but it is possible to carve a simpler cat and still have the pumpkin look awesome! Just use angles instead of circles, and make the cat have thicker legs and body, so if you do make mistakes you can trim to make it look better!

Witch Pumpkin

Witches have been a tradition of Halloween for centuries. If you want a fun challenging pumpkin to carve, take a witch and put her on a broom in the night sky. Adding in clouds can make the pumpkin have more detail and depth.

Halloween Movie Pumpkins

The Halloween movie franchise has recently been brought back and revitalized! In celebration of the franchise being reborn, why not carve some horror movie inspired pumpkins. You could do some classically inspired baddies like Freddy Kruger, Chucky, Scream, or Jigsaw!

Spiderman Pumpkin

Let’s face it, kids love Spiderman. With Marvel coming out with new superhero movies all the time, Spiderman is perfect to get your kids excited for Halloween. With a pumpkin like this, you’re sure to get a lot of visitors. If you’re feeling up to the challenge, you could carve other Marvel characters as well, such as Star-lord, Thor, Captain Canada (yes, there is a Captain Canada!), the Hulk, and Iron Man.

Scary Pumpkins

If you want to have the scariest looking pumpkins on the block, adding extra 3D elements can make your stand out. Using elaborate pointy features are sure to make your pumpkins looks super creepy in the dark. By using certain tools like toothpicks or carving tools, you can make your house the spookiest on the block.


We hope this guide helps you get a good looking jack-o-lantern for the big night! Post pictures of your jack-o-lantern below, and feel free to comment any tips and tricks you use when carving pumpkins. We wish you a fun and safe Halloween!

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