Top 10 Animal Themed Pumpkins (Halloween Special)

Top 10 Animal Themed Pumpkins (Halloween Special)

Top 10 Animal Themed Pumpkins (Halloween Special)

It is Wednesday, time for an animal post, and it is Halloween week. Let us be honest here, the possibilities are endless! But in the end I decided to go for animal themed pumpkins. Why you may ask!? Because I suck at carving pumpkins, I can’t do it, they never look as good as everyone else’s, so what I need is some top 10 pumpkin ideas that are easy to make, with little or no carving at all. OK, some of these need a lot, but here it is anyway….

Top 10 Animal Themed Pumpkins (Halloween Special)

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Pumpkins

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Top 10 Animal Themed Pumpkins (Halloween Special)

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks like an owl

10 – OWL

FACT: The world’s fastest time to carve a face into a pumpkin is 20.1 seconds, by David Finkle (UK), that is one safe record because it takes me hours!

Top 10 Animal Themed Pumpkins (Halloween Special)

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks a Blackbird

9 – Blackbird

FACT: The carving of jack-o-lanterns originated from the tradition of carving the faces of lost souls into hollowed out pumpkins and turnips. A candle was placed inside the carvings was to ward off evil spirits.

Top 10 Animal Themed Pumpkins (Halloween Special)

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks like Zebras

8 – Zebras

FACT: Illinois grows more pumpkins than any other place in the World! Each and every year it harvests nearly 12,300 acres of the Halloween fruit.

Top 10 Animal Themed Pumpkins (Halloween Special)

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks like Turkeys

7 – Turkeys

FACT: Pumpkins and their seeds, were a celebrated food of the Native American Indians who treasured them both for their dietary and medicinal properties.

Top 10 Animal Themed Pumpkins (Halloween Special)

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks a Nautilus

6 – Nautilus

FACT: The world’s heaviest pumpkin was grown by Chris Stevens (USA) and weighed 1,810.5 lbs.

Top 10 Animal Themed Pumpkins (Halloween Special)

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks a Giant Scorpion

5 – Giant Scorpion

FACT: Using pumpkins as lanterns at Halloween is based on an ancient Celtic custom brought to America by European immigrants, but Europe had it over 200 years before that!

Top 10 Animal Themed Pumpkins (Halloween Special)

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks a Sea Turtle

4 – Sea Turtle

FACT: Have you ever seen a yellow-orange flower that bloom from a pumpkin vine?!? Well, those are 100% edible.

Top 10 Animal Themed Pumpkins (Halloween Special)

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks a Hedgehog

3 – Hedgehog

FACT: Being almost as high as a cucumber, 90% of the pumpkin is made up entirely of water, and maybe %1 candle.

Top 10 Animal Themed Pumpkins (Halloween Special)

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks a Penguin

2 – Penguin

FACT: The name “pumpkin” comes from the Greek word “pepon,” meaning a large melon! I love this fact very much.

Top 10 Animal Themed Pumpkins (Halloween Special)

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks like pigs

1 –  Pigs

FACT: Pumpkins are a fruit that originated in Central America, but it was only ever used as a fruit until the Europeans taught them about the tradition of caving!

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  • http://theverybesttop10.com/ Russell Deasley

    I get educated by writing it, to be honest each day I am still in shock that people actually want to read them!

  • http://giftofra.com Lee Kaplanian

    It is amazing how you can do this and not use a lot of tools and materials to make them look different. I thought the Nautilus was gorgeous, plus I too like the turkeys. I am constantly amazed at what people creative and really appreciate you for sharing on your blog. What an education I have received from you blog.

  • http://theverybesttop10.com/ Russell Deasley

    They are amazing, i just wish I could make something that good.

  • http://vworkssocali.wordpress.com vworkssocali

    That was a pumpkin? I see the lines of one, but wow, the paint had to be thick to cover the orange, and on the skin as well, a serious “Kills” for the primer, lol.

  • http://jemsbitsandbobs.wordpress.com jemmasbitsandbobs

    Love the penguin idea especially when winter is approaching. So cute!

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