This Orange Pepper Pumpkin Carving activity for Halloween is perfect for little hands to make. So much easier than pumpkin carving and gives children the independence to carve their own spooky Halloween orange pepper pumpkin. Why not roast them once made to see how they turn out or just eat them up as a tasty snack.

Orange Pepper Pumpkin Carving activity for Halloween

You will need:

  • Orange peppers - ask parents/carers to bring these in if needs be or ask local supermarkets if they could perhaps donate.
  • Blunt, children's knife
  • Spoon for scooping out the bits/seeds
  • Battery operated candle

Instructions for how to carve an orange pepper pumpkin:

  • Use a children's knife to slice off the top
  • Scoop out the seeds
  • Allow children to carve out triangular eyes and nose
  • Carve out a slit for the mouth - add teeth at the corners (older children)
  • Add a battery-operated tea light for a magical spooky glowing pumpkin

We hope that you enjoyed this spooky Halloween orange pepper pumpkin carving activity. Share your Halloween activities and crafts with us by tagging us @cosydirect on social media. We'd love to see your Spooky Halloween pepper pumpkins if you give them a go too.

Have you seen our spooky mushroom Halloween activity blog post where we share how children can make their own spooky mushroom snacks.

Check out our Autumn tray play ideas blog post here.


With thanks to The Cosy Creatives for this blog post and images.