Happy Halloween, friends!! If you're like me, you're probably still  rushing around putting last minute touches on things for tonight. It's okay. I got your back. Here are 11 easy pumpkin carving ideas you can do tonight, with the kids or by yourself, to get ready for the big party, celebration, and what not: 

1. Carve a pumpkin with a drill.

You probably can't let the kids do this on their own but this is a great way to get a pumpkin done fast and accurately! Pumpking carving with a drill.

Carve a pumpkin with a drill

2. Fangs!

Make these vampire pumpkins with fake vampire fangs from the dollar store.


3. Draw It!

Just draw the faces on and use accessories, like hats, to give the pumpkins character.


4. Glitter it!

Check out this tutorial on glittering your pumpkins.


5. Cut the Top Off.

Just cut off the top and use googly eyes and felt to do the rest!


6. Make Polka Dots.

Use an apple corer or other kitchen gadget to make big holes in a pumpkin for a polka dot look.


7. Sick Pumpkin

Don't worry about cleaning the guts out — you'll need them to make your sick pumpkin come alive! This is one I carved a couple years back…beer bottles are optional ;)

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8. Mummy Pumpkin

This one is super fun and easy to make!


9. Use Cookie Cutters

Seriously, I never thought of this! Genius to use the cookie cutters on pumpkins!


10. Use Spiders!

Glue on a bunch of dollar store spiders and bam, psycho pumpkin madness!


11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pumpkins

Are your kids totally into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Check out this fun and easy Halloween pumpkin idea!! 


I hope you found some good ideas here! Let me know if you used them in the comments :) Happy Halloween and safe trick or treating!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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