Pumpkin carving has always been one of my favorite Halloween activities. Through the years I have carved all kinds of different pumpkins – anything from goofy faces to superheroes. This year we are doing something different – we are carving LEGO® themed pumpkins! If you are trying to think of what to carve for your pumpkins this Halloween, read below for some great ideas. It may inspire you to try something you’ve never done before. Our pumpkin carving ideas range in difficulty, and have options for daytime or night-time pumpkins. Check out the following three ideas!
- Table Cloth
- Knife/carving tool
- Large spoon/carving spoon
- Tub or bucket
- Candle and lighter (Or an electric candle)
- LEGO® windows, doors, or other parts you want to incorporate into your pumpkin
- Rubbing alcohol and q-tips (if necessary)
For all pumpkin-carving you will want to use a sturdy table. We recommend having either a disposable tablecloth or one that is easy to clean, since carving pumpkins can get a bit messy.
Also be safe with your carving utensils. Please make sure to be smart when using sharp objects, and ensure the safety of children too.
The first step in carving the pumpkins is to use a knife to cut off the top of the pumpkin to make an opening large enough for you to scoop out the inside. Then, use your large spoon to scoop out the seeds and fibers. Put the seeds and fibers in a tub or bucket. This will help keep the mess down, and you will have the seeds available if you want to roast them later. Make sure the very bottom of the pumpkin is nice and flat, so a candle will be able to safely sit in it without falling over.
Now you’re ready to carve. Pick one of the ideas below or create your own!
The first two ideas are a replica of the LEGO® Jack-O-Lantern Head, and a LEGO® Ninjago Ninja Mask.
The first step is to use your marker to draw the Jack-O-Lantern face or Ninjago Mask on your pumpkin.
Next, use your knife to remove the parts to expose the inside of the pumpkin. Remember, it is always easier to cut more away later than it is to put parts back onto the pumpkin. For the Jack-O-Lantern, cut just the outer layer away from the eyes to make the pupils.
For spots still showing from your marker lines, dab some rubbing alcohol on a q-tip and wipe it on the marker line to remove it.
Once all the necessary parts of the pumpkin are removed and the pumpkin is clean, place a candle on the inside. Light the candle, put the pumpkin top back on, and turn off the lights to test your pumpkin. You can always carve more of the pumpkin after testing, until it’s just the way you want it.
LEGO® House Pumpkin
The first step is to use your marker to draw where you will be placing your LEGO® parts. It is best to trace their outline onto the pumpkin with your marker when you have decided where to put them.
Next, use your knife to remove the areas you are going to place the pieces. Cutting the shape slightly smaller than needed can help get the pieces to stay in place. Since the pumpkin is a little squishy, you can always press it in to make sure it is firmly secured.
Place your pieces into their spots on the pumpkin.
If you have some spots still showing from your marker, dab some rubbing alcohol on a q-tip and wipe it on the marker lines to remove them.
This pumpkin looks great in both daytime and night-time!
We hope you enjoyed learning how to carve our LEGO® themed pumpkins, and we look forward to seeing your LEGO® themed pumpkin carvings!.