Carving a pumpkin in Minecraft is easier than you might think! There is no secret trick and it is actually really simple to do. All you need is a pair of shears and a pumpkin! This works in every version of the game so don’t worry about checking dates and versions. By the end of this quick picture tutorial, you’ll know exactly how to make a carved pumpkin in Minecraft.

Carved pumpkins are a great way to decorate your house or base. They make for awesome decorations, especially if you’re trying to make a haunted village or castle.

1. Find a Pumpkin

First off we need to find a pumpkin to carve. You can find pumpkin seeds in dungeon chests, mine shaft chests, or simply growing in the wild. Pumpkins can grow in any biome as long as there is a grass block with space above it for the pumpkin to grow. While they are rare in the overworld, there are a few places that they can almost always be found.

pumpkin carved minecraft woodland mansion

Pumpkins can be found in woodland mansions.

pumpkins in a taiga village

Pumpkins generate naturally in the taiga and snowy taiga villages.

minecraft carved pumpkin ship wreck

They can be found in some shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 1-3.

2. Use the Shears on the Pumpkin

image explaining how to make a carved pumpkin in minecraft

Once you’ve found a pumpkin or grown one from seeds, equip your shears and right-click (or the equivalent if you’re on mobile) the pumpkin.

the results of using shears on a pumpkin in minecraft makes a carved pumpkin

Once you’ve done that you’ve successfully carved your pumpkin!

3. Grab Your Carved Pumpkin!

Once you’ve carved it, you should get 4 pumpkin seeds in your inventory to make more pumpkins with and you should be looking at a carved pumpkin! Congrats, you did it! Use an ax or any other tool to break it and pick up your very own carved pumpkin.

If you want to turn your pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern it’s even simpler. Just go to a crafting table or even your inventory and place your pumpkin in the squares with a torch directly below it.

Now not only do you know how to make a carved pumpkin in Minecraft, but you also know how to make Jack-o-lanterns in Minecraft! Go wild, decorate your house or a spooky mansion!

If you liked this post check out our other tip on how to breed turtles in Minecraft! If only we could put the jack-o-lanterns on the turtles.