Creative Halloween Pumpkin Designs

Oct 20, 2015

Halloween is less than two weeks away, and while this can be an exciting event for your little ones, you might be feeling a little bit stressed. Between finding the perfect costumes and decorating your home with spiders and cobwebs, you may be wondering when you’ll have time to carve the pumpkins.

Fear not, we’ve found a few creative ways to transform those plain gourds into ghoulish jack o' lanterns – and some don’t even require carving tools.

Fanged Mini Pumpkins


These frightening mini vampire pumpkins make a big impact without taking up a lot of time. You can even have your children cut out bat wings from construction paper.   

Minion Pumpkins

Parents who enjoy painting pumpkins more than carving them can give these popular minion pumpkins a try. All you need is paper, acrylic paint, a hot glue gun, a sharpie and one or two pop cans.

Ninja Turtle Jack O’ Lanterns

Okay so these are watermelons, but don’t they make the best ninja turtles?! Plus, you can use a melon baller and serve the fruit as a snack before scooping it all out.

Monster Pumpkins

While these designs require you to carve and hallow a pumpkin, the gourds doesn’t have to be perfect circles. In fact, the lumpier or more discoloured these monster pumpkins are, the better.  

Glittered Pumpkins

These pretty pumpkins look like they came out of a Disney movie. This project is fairly simple, and your little ones can help out, too.

Glow-In-The-Dark Mummy

This craft calls for an artificial pumpkin, but how will anyone know it’s not real after it has been mummified?