Can You Carve Pumpkins In Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Wondering if you can carve pumpkins in ACNH? Find the answer right here.

Pumpkins are the stars of ACNH in the month of October. You can plant the starts, water them, grow them and when they are ripe, you can harvest them. This fun addition of pumpkin farming has definitely made things much more interesting for players. But can you carve pumpkins in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Since Halloween is coming soon, you’d want to do that, right? Well, this guide will answer the question on your mind.

Carving Pumpkins in Animal Crossing: New Horizons


In her October announcement, Isabelle talks about carving pumpkins. October is one of her favorite months and she says that she loves everything about Halloween (and so do we!). Costumes, candy and of course, pumpkins. But apart from eating, you can also make “lovely little lanterns” out of them, she says. But can you carve pumpkins in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Well, yes and no. If you want to really carve a pumpkin, it is not possible in the game. But what you can do is craft a Jack-o-Lantern. It is a part of the Spooky set Halloween DIY recipes that we have covered in a separate article. Check it out to know which materials you need to craft various carved pumpkins on a workbench.

So, if you want to ‘carve’ pumpkins in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can choose to craft the following items from the list:

  • Arch
  • Candy Set
  • Lantern
  • Lantern Set
  • Scarecrow
  • Standing Lamp
  • Tower
  • Wand

Plus, you can customize these items by changing the pumpkin color as well. Of course, you need a lot of pumpkins for these but our farming guide will show you how to do that easily and quickly. With our tips, you can even get more than one pumpkin per slot on the ground.

That is everything about carving and Halloween. We have covered more tips and tricks about this fall update so be sure to read those too!