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How to Carve & Decorate A Pumpkin Fairy House For Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
August 31, 2021
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Try making a pumpkin fairy house this Autumn! Tips and ideas on how to carve and decorate a lovely fairy house from a pumpkin with your kids.

Updated September 2021

We typically carve pumpkins several times each fall, because there are always so many options you might want to try.

One that you will definitely want to attempt this year will be pumpkin fairy houses!

This idea is perfect for all kids, but especially those who enjoy making a fairy houses in gardens and backyards. It was inspired by this pumpkin fairy house and is so sweet.

How to Carve Pumpkin Fairy Houses



  1. Design your house

    Use your marker to draw the windows and doors of your fairy house.

    girls drawing fairy houses on pumpkins

  2. Clean out your pumpkin

    Either cut off the top of your pumpkin, or cut a door big enough to scoop out all of the pumpkin guts.

    Then, cut your windows out, too.

  3. Decorate your pumpkin fairy house!

    You can use leaves, ferns and twigs to decorate your fairy house. Large leaves make perfect rugs and blankets! You can use twigs to form the window panes.

    child carving out a pumpkin

    We made furniture and small dishes out of air dry clay. Then filled the dishes with berries and seeds found out in the garden.

    hollowed out pumpkin

    Note: We also set our pumpkin up on a tray lined with ferns and twigs for easy transporting.

  4. Light it up

    You can light a candle in your pumpkin fairy house for a spooky glow!

    pumpkin fairy house

What do you think? Will you try carving a pumpkin fairy house this year? You can even wait until after Halloween, and make a sweet little addition to your fall garden!

fairy house

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