Let’s learn how to draw a pumpkin face!
Kids will enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a pumpkin face with a pencil and crayon on paper. The goal is to make the drawing look like a Jack ‘o Lantern! This easy Halloween drawing lesson is perfect for young kids looking to get started with drawing.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Expect this drawing to last about 20 minutes, but the creative process can actually take more time if a background is added in addition to the subject matter.
Trying to learn to draw is much more fun when you have a clear lesson to follow. Enjoy!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- Pumpkin Face Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
We will arrive at a finished drawing of the pumpkin face by tackling one area at a time. The drawing will take 6 steps to complete as we continue to draw each section moving closer to the completed drawing. The final drawing will be shaded with color creating artwork you will love!
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Pumpkin
Draw a huge oval in the middle of your paper.
Add The Stem
Then, make a vertical rectangular shape above the oval. Add some vertical lines to make this part look like the stem of a pumpkin.
Start The Pumpkin Face
For the eyes, draw a triangular shape in the upper middle part of the oval. It does not have to be exactly the same. You can be creative! Then, draw a small triangle in between the eyes.
Draw The Mouth
Add the mouth below the eyes and nose. You can draw in the mouth as well. Have you ever carved a pumpkin like this?
To make it appear like a pumpkin, draw curved vertical lines. This will give the pumpkin its characteristic lumps.
Complete Your Drawing
Our pumpkin is almost ready! We just need orange, yellow, and green crayons.
Pumpkin Face Drawing PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for the Pumpkin Face Drawing. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!
Jack O’ Lanterns
Although there are many different traditions throughout the world for this time of year (Autumn), one thing remains the same. Jack-o’-lanterns are a fun way to bring out the Halloween spirit!
The way you carve it is up to you! It can be simple, like carving a silly face into your pumpkin, or you can get really creative like making a jack-o’-lantern that’s based off of different pop culture icons.
The possibilities are endless! This is also a great way to spend time with your friends and family. Enjoy your Halloween!
Pumpkin Carving Origins
In the 19th and 20th centuries people in Scotland and Ireland carved pumpkin jack-o’-lanterns.
The tradition of carving Jack-o’-lanterns started in Ireland and Scotland in the 19th century when people would carve turnips to ward off evil spirits.
Jack-o’-lanterns became popular in America after Irish immigrants brought this tradition to America.