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How To Carve A Pumpkin In Minecraft

As the spooky season has arrived, our favorite games have made it their mission to keep the Halloween spirits alive and let the players enjoy the festivity in the games. Minecraft is one of the many games offering players the festive vibes and leaving many of us wondering how to carve a pumpkin in Minecraft?

Minecraft is a popular sandbox-inspired video game developed by the gaming house Mojang Studios in 2009 before completing the release in 2011. Minecraft is one of the fastest-selling video games of all time and has broken several records ever since its release. Minecraft is based in a procedurally generated 3D open world where players have endless possibilities of creating new buildings with the blocks. From fighting the mobs to exploring different neighbors, the game offers a variety of adventures.

There are no special tricks that you need to learn to carve a pumpkin in Minecraft. The process is pretty easy to follow and does not take a lot of time. There are only a few items that are required to start the pumpkin carving session. Once you gather all of the special requirements, it is only a matter of a few minutes until you began with the pumpkin carving in the game. In Minecraft, carved pumpkins work as a great alternative for your house’s Halloween decoration and act as a great piece of art that you can easily add to your Hotbar inventory.

So, without any more wait, let’s get to the interesting part where we tell you more about how to carve a pumpkin in Minecraft?

How To Carve A Pumpkin In Minecraft

How To Carve A Pumpkin In Minecraft? 4 Step Tutorial To Complete The Halloween Mission!

To begin your pumpkin carving mission in Minecraft, first, you need to find the pumpkin blocks and shears to get started. Once you find them, you can start carving the pumpkins by following instructions based on the Minecraft version you are playing.

Step 1: Finding A Pumpkin 

Finding A Pumpkin 

A pumpkin stencil or a pumpkin block can be easily found in the extreme hills or the plain biomes in the open world. Mountains and plains are some of the few places in the Minecraft world capable of growing pumpkin plants, so you better not waste your time by going anywhere else. Apart from these, any Minecraft biome with a grass block will also have a pumpkin block. So, you can also try finding them in the Woodland mansions and the taiga/snowy taiga villages.

Step 2: Hold Down The Shears To Highlight The Pumpkin 

Hold Down The Shears To Highlight The Pumpkin 

Shears are readily available in your game tool kit, so consider yourself lucky because you don’t have to spend more time looking for them. Now, to get a hold of the pumpkin block, you have to place the shears in your hands. To do that, tap on the Hotbar and then select shears. Once done, position the pointer towards the pumpkin block to highlight them in the game.

Step 3: Using Shears To Carve Pumpkin

Using Shears To Carve Pumpkin

The next step is to make use of the spears to start the face carving on the pumpkin. The game controls for the face carving depend on the Minecraft version you are playing.

Game Version Game Control
Java Edition (PC/Mac) Right-click on the pumpkin
Pocket Edition (PE) Tap on the pumpkin
Xbox 360 and Xbox One Press the LT button on the Xbox controller
PS3 and PS4 Press the L2 button on the PS controller
Wii U Press the ZL button on the gamepad
Nintendo Switch Press the ZL button on the controller
Windows 10 Edition Right-click on the pumpkin
Education Edition Right-click on the pumpkin

As soon as you are done with the pumpkin carving, four pumpkin seeds will drop that you can add to your inventory.

Step 4: Digging Up The Pumpkin 

Digging Up The Pumpkin 

Once you have completed the face carving on your pumpkin block and added the seeds to the inventory, you will be prompted to dig the pumpkin plant. To dig the plant, start following the instructions as per your gamer version.

Game Version Game Control
Java Edition (PC/Mac) Left-click and hold on to the carved pumpkin
Pocket Edition (PE) Tap and hold on to the carved pumpkin
Xbox 360 and Xbox One Press and hold the RT button on the Xbox controller
PS3 and PS4 Press and hold the R2 button on the PS controller
Wii U Press and hold the ZR button on the gamepad
Nintendo Switch Press and hold the ZR button on the controller
Windows 10 Edition Left-click and hold on to the carved pumpkin
Education Edition Left-click and hold on to the carved pumpkin

As soon as you complete the digging process, you will see that your carved pumpkin is beginning to break into tiny pieces. Soon, you will see a smaller pumpkin fall from these pieces. Pick the smaller pumpkin and the carved pumpkin before it disappears and add it to your Hotbar immediately.

carve a pumpkin in minecraft Overview

Hello everyone, and merry Chri- I mean happy Halloween! ‘Tis the season to spread fear and anguish! With that, festivities which strike dread into your house guests is of the utmost importance. Basically, I’ll be informing you all on how to carve pumpkins in Minecraft to make some scary faces! OooOooOoooh! This’ll be fairly quick, so let’s get started!

Obtaining a Pumpkin

Pumpkins are not craftable items, and are a fruit block that typically generate on grassy terrain in the Overworld. They usually spawn in patches, hence the name of ‘Pumpkin Patches.’ It is quite common to find Pumpkin seeds as loot, which can then be planted to grow a Pumpkin. To make Pumpkin seeds, you’ll need to place a Pumpkin in a crafting table, just like Melon slices. You can also find Carved Pumpkins naturally, but this is the only way to carve a normal Pumpkin.

Pumpkin Uses Step by Step

Step 1. Wearable

Carved Pumpkins can be worn on the head as a helmet, and although they offer limited visibility, Enderman will not attack you if you look at them with a Pumpkin on. This is moderately useful at best, straight up annoying at worst.

Step 2. Golems

Carved Pumpkins are necessary for the creation of Iron and Snow Golems. Both will protect you from mobs, but one is better than the other at his job. Iron Golems can spawn naturally, but the ones you create won’t attack you even when provoked. Snow Golems do not naturally spawn, and can be used as a source for infinite snow as they leave a trail of snow wherever they walk.

Step 3. Jack o’ Lantern

The Jack o’ Lantern is a craftable and discoverable variant of the Pumpkin which can be used as a light source like a torch. All you need to craft it is one torch, and one Carved Pumpkin. You cannot wear a Jack o’ Lantern. It’s actually a pretty decent light source, considering it can be placed on ceilings and underwater like Glowstone.

Step 4. A prank and a half

One of the best uses that I’ve discovered for the Carved Pumpkin is to prank your friends. And by prank, I mean make their life a living Nether. First, you’ll need to enchant a Carved Pumpkin with Curse of Binding. Next, a standard dispenser trap hooked up to a pressure plate or tripwire. I think you know where I’m going with this. The totally inconspicuous dispensers will bind the Carved Pumpkin to his character for life! (extra effective on a hardcore mode server)

Wait, Pumpkins are a real thing?

Ok everyone, this section is gonna be a little weird but the gist of it is that I’m going to be teaching you how to make a Minecraft Pumpkin in real life. Yeah, that’s right. If you’re a youngster you should probably go grab your parent and make them help you, but for now, let’s get started.

What you will need
– A Pumpkin (Duh! You can get one at a large retailer like Walmart, or even local markets)
– The Minecraft Pumpkin Template (it’s right above!)
– A clean-ish place to work
– A pencil/pen
– A large-ish knife
– A spoon
– A small candle or light (will be in the Pumpkin)

Carving your real-life Pumpkin

Step 1: Using a pencil/pen, mark where you’re going to slice the top of the pumpkin off.

Step 2: While securely holding the pumpkin, slice the top off where you marked with a knife.

Step 3: With a smaller knife (or the same one from before) cut a circle around the top to gain entry into the pumpkin.

Step 4: Use a spoon to scoop out the top of the pumpkin, revealing all the seeds.

Step 5: Use the same spoon to scrape all the seeds and junk out to hollow out the pumpkin. (don’t be afraid to use your hands!)

Step 6: Once the pumpkin is hollow, if the flesh is still thick, scrape down the side you plan on carving.

Step 7: Using the provided template, trace out the lines where you will carve out the shapes.

Step 8: When carving, using a rocking motion works best, and an ‘up and down’ motion when you can’t. Please keep your fingers out of the way!

Step 9: Place your candles/lights inside the pumpkin, then place the top you cut off back on.

Step 10: Profit!!!

Minecraft: Carving a pumpkin and making a Jack O’ Lantern

Players will first need to grow and harvest a pumpkin in Minecraft before they get to work on carving. Fortunately, these crops are particularly easy to grow and don’t require any real upkeep as long as their plots are close to a source of water.

Once fully grown, users can simply remove the pumpkin and allow the vine to create another over time.

After snagging a pumpkin for their inventory, Minecraft gamers can find a suitable spot to place their new pumpkin. Then, all they need to carve the pumpkin is to use a pair of shears on it as if they were clipping wool from a sheep mob.

Only two iron ingots are required to create a pair of shears, so they should be easy to craft if players don’t have a pair on hand. After that, users can simply use the shears on the pumpkin with the right-click/use button, and a face will be carved into the pumpkin.

Final Words

I told you before that carving a pumpkin in Minecraft is as simple as sipping your favorite hot chocolate on a cold winter morning. All you have to do is take a good look at the steps and follow them carefully to complete the pumpkin mission in Minecraft.


Pumpkins are a unique item that can be used for a variety of reasons beyond just basic armor valueless headwear. Do keep in mind that you can also create snow golems as well as jack o’lanterns with these items and such versatile items should be taken advantage of at your earliest convenience. Failing to do so would be a gross waste of your precious time within the game as it can show just how far you can take rather mundane-looking items to another level you might not even consider.

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