Halloween Pumpkin Carving Activity

By: Lively Root
October 12, 2023
Halloween Pumpkin Carving Activity
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Spooky season has finally arrived and the Lively Root team wants to celebrate with you! 

We've put together a fun pumpkin carving activity to get you in the Halloween spirit and incorporate your love of plants. This is perfect to do with a group of friends, for a date night, or even as a fun solo activity. Just gather your supplies and print out our pumpkin carving template (or make your own) to get started!

What you will need:

1. Gather All Your Supplies

Gather your pumpkin carving supplies

Before you start you'll need to make sure you have everything on our "what you will need" list. Then, find some space outside on the porch or inside at a table for pumpkin carving, but be sure to lay some newspapers out for an easy clean up.

2. Cut the Top Off the Pumpkin and Scoop it Out

Cut the top off the pumpkin and scoop it out

It's time to get started! Cut a circle out of the top of your pumpkin - you'll want to make sure it's large enough to easily reach inside. Remove the top and get to scooping. You want to get the insides of the pumpkin out (seeds and all) so that it is hollow. 

3. Cut Out Your Stencil and Attach it to the Pumpkin

Cut out your stencil and attach it to the pumpkin

If you are using our stencil use your scissors to cut out our the stencil and attach it the pumpkin. You can use tape, nails, or push-pins to help hold the pieces in place. 

4. Outline the Stencil 

Outline the Stencil

Use your marker to outline the stencil so you a pattern to follow for carving. If you aren't using our stencil you can use the marker to draw your own design.

5. Carve Your Pumpkin 

Carve your pumpkin

Once your pattern in outlined, you can get to carving! Follow your guide lines to cut out the pieces and pop them out of the pumpkin. 

6. Add Some Plants and You're Done!

Add some plants!

Now for the fun part, get your plants together to give your pumpkin some style! Use leafy plants to give your pumpkin some hair (palms work great for this) and use succulents for the eyes and nose. To add succulents simply remove them from their grower pots and tap the dirt away until you are able to fit it into the carved out holes. 

Have fun and be creative! Tag us on Instagram @livelyroot with your plant pumpkins so we can share it with our plant community. Happy Halloween!