Tired of those same old pumpkin carvings year after year? Try something new this Halloween with so many easy, scary and unique ideas that we have listed below!  All of these ideas are simple, only takes a few minutes to pull off, and is just as fun and entertaining for kids as it is for adults. 

Let’s get into the spooky spirit with these creative designs, made with beginners in mind.

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Instructions for Carving – Click here

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For Carving Instructions – Click here

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Nothing scary here! Make a gorgeous decoration by carving fall leaves. Image Credit- Brandon Goldman (Getty Images)

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Get the tutorial from Tater Tots and Jello.

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Carved Cannibal Pumpkin
Source: Instructables

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40 Cool and Inspiring Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween
Image: Instagram @pumpkin_hexe

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pumpkin eating another pumpkin design
Source: Instructables

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Image: Crafty Nest

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Emoticon carved pumpkin | Image source & tutorial @ bespoke-bride.com

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Vampire Pumpkins | Image Source & Tutorial @ freutcake.com

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Pumpkin with holes | Image Source & Tutorial @ witandwhistle.com

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Pumpkin carved with cookie cutters | Image source & Tutorial @ southernliving.com

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Maple Leaf Carved Pumpkin | Image Source & Tutorial @ ourhousenowahome.com

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Warm up your front porch with this adorable wood-burning stove idea. It’s pretty easy to create, and Country Living even has a stencil for you to use!

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This idea is perfect for the family that wants to make a big statement without spending a ton of time creating their design. All you have to do is paint your pumpkin bright pink (or any color you’d like). Then, just make holes for the eyes and mouth, and pop in some giant faux flowers and scary fake teeth!

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Use a melon baller to create those little ‘buttons’.

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Carve out doors on three pumpkins and have happy (or scary) ghosts pop out. You can even fill the pumpkins with fluff to look like smoke.

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Craft a unique — and useful — front porch display with a large real or faux pumpkin. First, mark a hole on the top half of the pumpkin and carefully cut along the line with a pumpkin carving set. If you opted for a fake pumpkin, sand down any rough edges. Paint the entire pumpkin with black chalk paint and let dry. Before the festivities begin, fill it with candy and write a message with chalk.

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Double the pumpkins, double the fun: Place a smaller gourd — white works best if you want it to mimic a skull — inside a big orange pumpkin for a pleasant surprise.
Get the tutorial at Woman’s Day »

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Go for a naturally sweet design by carving a large honeycomb pattern across the pumpkin’s front. Leave a few honeycombs intact and paint them yellow to look like the real thing.
Get the tutorial at Country Living »

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This candy-filled scarecrow is way too sweet to scare away any trick-or-treaters. Follow a classic pumpkin face design, and then make its features pop with candy corn in assorted shapes and sizes.

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Nothing’s creepier than hair made of snakes, whether they’re real or rubber. Although it’s a more light-hearted take on Greek mythology, this version of Medusa carries the same consequences: If you gaze into her eyes, you might turn into stone.

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This homemade beauty beats out any store-bought candy bowl. Just trace the bottom of a glass bowl or storage container to ensure that it’ll fit inside. That way, you can safely store candy without covering it in the pumpkin’s natural goop. (Image credit – Brian Woodcock for Country Living)

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Credit photo: Instagram.com/culinarydesigngroup

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This adorable pumpkin doubles as a kid-friendly activity that’ll actually keep them entertained. You can even turn it into a competition by challenging party-goers to complete the puzzle for prizes … okay, candy.

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Instead of going to the pumpkin patch, take a trip to the grocery store and stock up on butternut squash to make this friendly bunch. Depending on how much time you have, carve a single Casper or give him a few friends to keep him company.

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Greet neighbors and trick-or-treaters with this bewitching pumpkin trio. Disguise the pumpkin stack with a black fabric cloak, finished off with a complementary ribbon.

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Even though summer’s over, you can still put your melon baller to work: Carve out perfect circles with your trusty kitchen gadget for an abstract design, or to look like a dozen floating eyeballs.