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


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

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks a Blackbird
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.

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks like Zebras
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.

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks like Turkeys
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.

 Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks a Nautilus
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.

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

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

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks a Hedgehog
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.

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks a Penguin
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.

Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern that looks like pigs
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!