Hands up who loves Harry Potter?! With Halloween only a few weeks away I am guessing you are searching for the best Harry Potter Pumpkin Design.
Harry Potter is loved by kids and adults of all ages so it should come as no surprise that every Halloween Harry Potter Jack O Lantern stencils are highly sought after!
As with all carving some are more difficult than others. I do have a collection of challenging pumpkin carving stencils but I only recommend these if you have lots of time (and patience)! I might add the Hogwarts pumpkin pattern below to this list!!
Fortunately I also have some easy pumpkin carving ideas too which can be completed in less than 30 minutes.
Here I am going to feature some Harry Potter painted pumpkins as well as some Harry Potter pumpkin carving stencils.
Harry Potter Painted Pumpkins
The easiest Harry Potter pumpkin painting idea is simply to paint a pair of black glasses on a pumpkin and put a wizard hat on top! You can even use a small party hat! I really think I am going to go and buy some mini pumpkins tomorrow and try and paint a Harry Potter face on them!
Simple Harry Potter painted pumpkin idea is to simply write the letters HP on a pumpkin.
How about painting one of the Harry Potter symbols on a pumpkin? You can paint a lightning bolt or a deathly hallows symbol. The deathly hallows symbol consists of a triangle with a circle and straight line inside. A 5- or 6-year-old could easily recorate this Harry Potter pumpkin design.
My Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Pumpkin
After reading so much about this I thought I would try and create my own Deathly Hallows pumpkin. You can see mine below; it is not a painted pumpkin but one drawn with markers.
So how did I make this Harry Potter pumpkin design?
- I traced lines in pencil initially. Firstly I drew the triangle. The lines are not perfectly straight as it is very difficult to use a ruler on the bumpy pumpkin surface.
- Next I drew the circle and finally the line down the middle.
- I went over these in permanent black marker
- You cannot see from this angle but I also added the HP logo on the side.
- I did this on a mini pumpkin and I am guessing it would be much easier on a large pumpkin.
- You might also want to add a lightning bolt or Harry Potter's wig.
Other Harry Potter Pumpkin Ideas
Does anyone feel confident enough to paint a slytherin onto a Pumpkin? A broomstick or wand would be much easier to recreate.
I always do drawings in pencil before I actually add marker pen so that I can correct any errors.
Cut out and keep has a really awesome painted Harry Potter pumpkin design. It features the nerdy glasses, where the eye parts have been cut out to make it a combo painted and Jack O lantern.
A stripey scarf has also been painted onto the bottom of the pumpkin. A black wig has also been painted at the top of the pumpkin. They rate this as rather easy and say that it can be completed in less than 30 minutes. Probably the longest part would be cutting around the eye glasses!
Don't want a Harry Potter pumpkin painting then check, out some other cool painted pumpkin ideas
You can actually see a painted Harry Potter pumpkin has also been featured here!
Harry Potter Pumpkin Carving Ideas
If you want to make a Jack O Lantern then you will need some Harry Potter stencils to print.
Simplest ideas as with the painting is the HP logo or a lightning bolt. I also found an easy Harry Potter pumpkin on Pinterest with glasses and lightning.
Looking for inspiration, here is a video of a tricky Harry Potter carving - if you want to show your love for the popular wizard you really need a Hogwarts Jack O Lantern in my opinion.
The Noun Project has some great ideas for Harry Potter pumpkin stencils including Harry with his glasses, hair and lightning bolt.
If you have lots of time on your hands you might want to do a Hogwarts castle pumpkin. Picture the Magic have a free pumpkin stencil to help you. I will be honest and say this one needs lots of time and a steady hand to complete.
Will you try a Harry Potter Pumpkin Design this Halloween?