How to carve pumpkins in Minecraft to make Halloween decorations

One of the great advantages of Minecraft is that we can decorate our world based on the different holidays that exist. That’s the case with the most terrifying day of the year: Halloween.

If witches, zombies, spiders and skeletons weren’t enough to set the date, then we will show you how to carve pumpkins in Minecraft to make Halloween decorations . Then we’ll show you other things you can do with these fun decorations.

How to Carve Pumpkins in Minecraft to Make Halloween Decorations

How to carve pumpkins in Minecraft to make Halloween decorations

Carving pumpkins in Minecraft is really easy. To carry out this process, you will first have to get the following instruments and materials:

  • Scissors.
  • Pumpkins.

To craft the cutting tool you will need two iron ingots . Go to your crafting table and place them diagonally, one after the other. As for pumpkins, we recommend that you learn to make a garden to be able to grow them.

However, you can also get pumpkins in a village near your Minecraft house. In this way you can take the seeds to your garden.

Now that you have everything you need, it’s time to carve the pumpkin. To do this, place the fruit in the place you want. Then, with the scissors in hand, click on it and voila , you will have a carved pumpkin with a terrifying face; ideal to decorate your spaces. That’s how easy you can make a Halloween decoration in Minecraft.

It should be noted that you cannot place this object without a support block, but after you place it you can remove said block. Also, when you put the carved pumpkin in one place, its face will always point in the direction of the player.

Things you can do with carved pumpkins in Minecraft

Minecraft is a very complex game. Over the years it has grown in development and has reached the point where, the more you work on a material, the more things you can do with it. That is the case with carved pumpkins. Now we will show you two interesting things that you can make with these fun objects.


Would you like to make your carved pumpkin look even scarier? You can make it glow in the dark by turning it into a Jack-o’-lantern . To do this, break the object and take it with you. Then go to your crafting table and place it in the center square. Then, place a torch underneath it. The result will be a spooky carved pumpkin whose face glows in the dark .

Iron and Snow Golems

Whoever said that carved pumpkins were only for decoration was very wrong. These objects play a leading role in the summoning of golems, creatures that can help you when fighting mobs . There are two versions of these entities: iron and snow golems. The first is stronger than the second, but it is more difficult to do.

To craft an iron golem you will need 4 iron blocks (yes, blocks, not ingots) and of course a carved pumpkin . Place all the iron blocks in a T-shape. Finally, place the carved pumpkin on the center block.

A short time later, you will see how this structure is transformed into an imposing iron golem . You can tie a rope for him to follow you or set him free and see what he does. We said it was the most difficult to make because it takes a lot of iron to make 4 blocks.

On the other hand, if you don’t have that much material yet but still want a battle partner, you can craft a snow golem. To do this, you will need 2 blocks of snow and, again, a carved pumpkin.

Place the snow in a column shape and finally, place the pumpkin as a head. Then it will transform into a living snowman. This will help you fight mobs by throwing snowballs at them. In addition, when walking, it will leave a trail of snow that will help you collect “ammunition . 

Now, some recommendations.

  • 1) If you summon both golems, don’t have them too close to each other as they could start attacking each other.
  • 2) Do not allow the snow golem to go to the desert, jungle, plateau or savannah as it will take damage. Also don’t let it get near the water or it will melt . We hope that with these tips you will make the most of carved pumpkins in Minecraft.


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