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How to Draw a Halloween Pumpkin

Learn how to draw a Halloween Pumpkin with this easy step by step tutorial. Draw the eyes angled down for an extra scary look.

Halloween Pumpkin drawing

A fun Halloween pumpkin drawing needn’t be complicated, but can certainly be more than a flat looking circle too.

All it takes for a pumpkin a little dimension is to place the stem inside a bit, and about 3 or more curved lines radiating out from it. Suddenly your pumpkin looks more like a ball than a circle.

Preview of the step by step Halloween Pumpkin tutorial


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  • Drawing Paper. Don’t substitute it with copy paper or construction paper. The surface will get fuzzy, erasing might cause holes, and the colors will generally not look as bright.
  • Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent markers make nice black lines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them in areas with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath for table protection.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have in the smaller boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors, and seem a bit richer than ones Prang has.


Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to Draw a Halloween Pumpkin

  1. Draw a large apple like shape.

  2. Add a stem near the top.

  3. Erase line and add curves.

  4. Add another curve line.

  5. Draw the left eye.

  6. Draw the right eye.

  7. Add a mouth with teeth.

  8. Draw grass and background sky.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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    I love this it is very cool after you draw it. I am putting sticky notes all around my house for Halloween and the jack o’ lantern stands out!

    -Dragon Lover

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