Who doesn’t LOVE pumpkin carving?? I look forward to it every year, and I am in search of the most excellent jack-o-lantern designs to make with my boys.
Fun Facts about Pumpkin Carving
Before diving into these fantastic ideas, I thought it would be fun to let you in on a bit of jack-o-lantern history. There is excellent folklore around jack-o-lanterns. I encourage you to research the stories! In the meantime, here are a few fun facts about jack-o-lanterns:
- Originated in Ireland
- First used turnips and potatoes rather than pumpkins
- The name “jack-o-lantern” came in the 17th century and referred to a man carrying a lantern or a night watchman.
- The tradition came to the United States with Irish immigrants in the 19th century
- They were known to ward off evil spirits
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Jack-O-Lantern Designs for Kids
For some kids ‘carving,’ a pumpkin is just too tricky, especially for our littlest ones! That’s why I love this one! Making a hedgehog is the perfect jack-o-lantern activity for toddlers and preschoolers!
Creative pumpkin ideas are so fun to browse through! I loved this pumpkin with braces! A few sequins and a sparkly string are all it takes to make a pumpkin with braces!
For your itty bitties- here is the cutest idea to make a jack-o-lantern that welcomes your newborn into the world! I’ve also seen pictures of newborns inside a carved pumpkin, so if you get a big enough pumpkin, you can start with some adorable photos! :)
Frosty has a carrot nose, so why not do the same for a pumpkin?! I thought these carrots made the perfect witch nose! They would be such a cute decoration on your front porch!
This jack-o-lantern is so pretty! And such a perfect way to introduce a lesson on astronomy!
How very Montessori is this adorable time-telling pumpkin?!
I thought this was way too perfect! This is probably one of the most adorable pumpkins I have seen!
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Tools to Help You Carve & Design Your Jack-O-Lantern
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