It’s that time of year again! (You can tell because we’ve got the spooky wallpaper up!) Time to grab your tools and get creative with your Halloween decorations! To help give you some inspiration, here are our top 10 favourite Halloween pumpkins.
10. The Classic
This creepy specimen comes from our very first Halloween pumpkin carving contest. It would be a shame to forget about this menacing carving!
9. Triangle Terror
Carving pumpkins doesn’t have to be an elaborate sculpture involving a team of skilled artists. All you need to do is carve a whole bunch of triangles!
8. Creepy Scenery
This was the winner of the 2017 Pumpkin Contest! This gothic landscape is a perfect depiction of those dark, autumnal nights.
7. The Terror of Our Times?
Say what you like about President Trump, his hair is so easy to do when you’re pumpkin carving!
Sometimes all you need is a winning smile… This sinister grin is the last thing you want to see lurking out of the darkness.
This epic scene is a little beyond our skills! Can you spot Apprentice Mickey in the left corner? This pumpkin is a tribute to the Disney epic, Fantasia.
4. Scar Face
This pumpkin has seen some things… And is also a nice demonstration of how you can add depth and detail by playing with layers.
3. Spoooooooooooky Bats!
Another ghost from Pumpkin Competition’s past, this cute little guy shows us that pumpkins can be fun as well as scary.
2. Eye See You!
It’s fun and freaky! This Monsters Inc.-inspired Halloween pumpkin has it all!
1. The SCARIEST THING OF ALL!
Surely there is nothing scarier than watching the last few percent of battery slip away…!
How to Carve a Pumpkin
You will need:
- 1 Large pumpkin
- 1 Sharp, serrated knife
- 1 Large serving spoon
- 1 Marker pen
- 1 Small knife
- 1 Tea light
Use a sharp serrated knife to cut off the crown of the pumpkin.
Using a large serving spoon, scoop out the seeds and fibres and discard. Then remove some of the flesh.
With a marker pen, draw a simple outline of a face on the pumpkin. Use a small serrated knife to cut out the eyes, nose and mouth. Always cut away from you in case the knife slips.
Pop a tea light inside the pumpkin, light it and replace the crown.
No matter how you carve your pumpkin this year, there are plenty of things you can do with it after the fact! Check out our blog for some ideas of what to do with your spooky veg!