What does the average person do with a pumpkin? Maybe hollow it out and use the insides to make a funny Jack-O’-Lantern face and stick a candle inside as a Halloween decoration. But at one point, Halloween pumpkin carvings went extreme. Here are some very funny pumpkin carving ideas that will probably make you laugh.
If you’re looking for clever pumpkin carving ideas that include opportunities to use smaller pumpkins or gourds, then you’ll love this vampire pumpkin carving. It has a big pumpkin sinking its teeth into some baby pumpkins. Slightly scary, but probably not enough to cause nightmares in small children. This is one of my favorite funny Halloween pumpkin carvings.
Pumpkin Guacamole Platter
Everyone loves chips and guacamole. If you’re planning on hosting a Halloween party, then this is an opportunity to give your chips platter a fun holiday twist.
Very clever! Let’s classify this pumpkin guacamole platter under fun ‘Kids Halloween Party Food Ideas’.
Front Yard Pumpkin Mooning And Cleavage
These funny Halloween outdoor decorations of a husband mooning and wife showing off her cleavage are sure to turn some heads in your neighborhood. And Depending on where you live, funny Halloween pumpkin carvings like these might just get a visit from the local Police. After all, it won’t be the first time that neighbors have called the cops on each other over holiday decorations.
Scary Pumpkin Monster Attack!
Need some scary Halloween pumpkin ideas for your front lawn? Create a scary pumpkin carving with long sharp teeth covered in blood (red paint). Then grab some old clothes and stuff them to create the illusion that it’s really a person.
The image shown here also includes a real axe as a prop. That’s probably not a good idea. The last thing you want is for some younger trick or treaters to think it’s a toy and hurt themselves.
Cat Butt Pumpkin
Cats like to prance around with their tail in the air and their butt on full display. This Halloween carving celebrates that arrogance and indifference.
Here’s an incredibly detailed carving of an Anglerfish from a gourd. It’s so stunning that it might take a moment to realize that it’s really a gourd.
Small White Pumpkin Attack!
Mini white pumpkins are popular fall decorations. But they can also be transformed into miniature evil minions!
Caught “Orange Handed”
We’ve all heard the phrase “caught red-handed” before. But what about caught “orange handed”? Here’s a funny pumpkin carving idea of a pair of hands holding an orange pumpkin butt.
Hamburger Pumpkin Carving
This hamburger pumpkin carving is a great Halloween pumpkin carving idea for people who love hamburgers. This could also be a fun Halloween party large platter idea.
This funny pumpkin carving combines one long pumpkin, one round pumpkin, a brown paper bag, and a strategically placed phallic-looking gourd. The end result is a classic “flasher” Halloween decoration. The brown paper bag helps complete the outfit mimicking a brown trench coat typically associated with flashers.
This silly pumpkin carving is sure to make the pregnant people in your life laugh. If you work at a hospital and need some funny Halloween pumpkin ideas, then this is a good one. All you need is a couple pumpkins, some carrots and a hairnet.
This creepy but funny pumpkin carving shows a cannibal pumpkin eating baby pumpkins. Slightly morbid, even if they are just little pumpkins.
Hungover Pumpkin Carving
Wondering what to do with all of those pumpkin insides that you have to scoop out for your jack-o-lanterns? Most people just toss it or make a pie. Or you could always use the guts as part of your funny Halloween decorations. Just make your pumpkin carving look like it’s hungover and puking.
NERD NOTE: A jack-o’-lantern, sometimes also spelled Jack O’ Lantern, is a pumpkin whose top and stem have been cut out and interior removed, leaving a hollow shell that is then decoratively carved. Jack-o’-lanterns are associated with the holiday Halloween. The term is not particularly common outside North America.
Pumpkin Being Preserved In A Jar Of Formaldehyde
This poor pumpkin looks like it’s being preserved in a jar of formaldehyde by a creepy scientist. Because it’s inside a plastic container, this is one of those funny Halloween outdoor decorations that can survive wind, rain and other weather conditions before and after Halloween night.
Green Gourd Octopus Attacking A Halloween Pumpkin
If you live near the ocean, then you’ll probably love this clever Halloween decoration depicting a gourd octopus attacking an innocent pumpkin. If you have access to some gourds that look like tentacles, then this should be a fun pumpkin carving project to attempt.
Demon Pumpkin Carving
Yikes! Look at the teeth! This has to be one of the most elaborate pumpkin carving faces I’ve ever seen before. Even though it’s just a pumpkin, this demon-faced pumpkin is enough to give small children nightmares.
Creepy Skull Face Pumpkin With A Jester Hat
This creepy pumpkin has a skeleton face and a three-prong jester-looking hat. Very spooky, but not as bad as the Ghostface Scarecrow.
To recreate this funny pumpkin carving, all you will need is four similar sized pumpkins and an apple corer. Punch holes to spell out “Boo!” and then illuminate your pumpkins with small LED lights ($5 via Amazon).
Creepy Halloween Witch Pumpkin Decoration
When researching clever pumpkin carving ideas, keep in mind that you don’t always have to put the pumpkin stem on top. This Halloween witch pumpkin carving is a perfect example of how to use the stem as a nose or other feature.
Funny Halloween Pumpkin Carvings
We hope you enjoyed these funny pumpkin carving ideas as much as we did. With a little creativity, pumpkins can be both scary and funny Halloween outdoor decorations.
NERD NOTE: Many European cultures list Halloween as one of the liminal times of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is most potent. Catalan mythology about witches and Irish tales of the Sídhe are both examples of this historic belief.
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Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.