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Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween: New and Different Jack o’ Lantern Patterns

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Animal Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween

There are a number of animals that serve well as Jack o’ lantern artworks. Cat silhouettes, wolves howling at the moon, and other ferocious animal profiles or heads can make great Halloween pumpkin carvings. Try carving out front views of the open jaws of bears, big cats, sharks, and crocodiles, as well as dinosaurs. Any ferocious or eerie animal can be successfully carved into a pumpkin.

Eerie and Creepy Scenes as Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween

For advanced jackolantern artists, scary scenes make great carvings. A pack of gnarling wolves, vultures perched over, or circling over head of cemetaries, ravens or crows squawking while sitting on gravestones, fluttering bats, and other such ideas actually make great pumpkin art. Anything silhoueted against the moon, which may by created by carving space around the shape of a creepy subject is sure to be a successful creative Jack o’ lantern pattern.

Other Creepy Subjects for Halloween Jack o’ Lantern Carvings

There are many things that are naturally eerie, and, naturally, they would make excellent patterns for pumpkins. Scarecrows, witches, dragons, clowns, skeletons, churches and cemetaries, zombies, ghosts, goblins, monsters, and many animals (cats, dogs, wolves, bats, vultures, ravens, rats, owls, snakes, lizards and others) make great carvings on pumpkins. Spooky scenes utilizing multiple creepy critters or objects are always admired on Jack o’ lanterns, but they are usually very difficult for novice pumpkin carvers.

Traditional Style Pumpkin Carving Ideas with Unusual Subjects

Traditional and popular Jack o’ lanterns typically display spooky, grinning faces facing viewers. This same front view can be used when carving out snakes with open mouths displaying fangs, and bears, dogs, big cats (tigers, lions, or other cats), and crocodiles doing the same thing.

Owl faces are also not too difficult to carve into pumpkins, and similar depictions of certain people make terrific Jack o’ lanterns. For those who do not necessarily prefer spooky Jack o’ lanterns for Halloween, carving the faces of certain individuals or celebrities, or various scenes and objects into pumpkins can present fun and rewarding challenges.

Although creepy pumpkin patterns are usually the most popular for Halloween, many other ideas may be used to create peculiar and interesting Jack o’ lanterns to be displayed on October 31. For expert pumpkin carvers, scenes instead of single objects are sure to be admired by trick-or-treeters.

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