Minecraft Pumpkins – How to Find, Make Pumpkin Pie, Create Jack-O-Lantern & More

Getting into the Halloween spirit in Minecraft? You'll need a pumpkin of course!

by Gordon Bicker
Minecraft Pumpkins

Minecraft has had a diverse and vast history filled with numerous updates to the experience and Pumpkins were first introduced in the pre-release build of the game. They were unfortunately ripped away from the roots by the development team and then added back in update 0.8. For this spooktober season; it’s time to get back into the swing of pumpkin carving and what better way to do that than through playing the games you love and engaging in festivities in real life at the same time? This guide article will inform you how to get a pumpkin, how to carve a pumpkin in Minecraft, and other tips and tricks that you can use for your pumpkin knowledge in Minecraft!

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How to Find a Pumpkin in Minecraft

In order to begin your great pumpkin escapade, you will first have to find one. pumpkin blocks can be found in creative mode within the ‘crops’ tile in the nature block menu. In survival mode, on the other hand, you will be able to find a pumpkin all throughout the Overworld, pumpkins naturally generate with the terrain in most biomes as they only need grass blocks with air above with a clear patch to grow.

A simple adventure through the world will surely lead you to find a pumpkin patch, villages are also worth looking through too in farms.

How to Carve a Pumpkin in Minecraft


Carving a Pumpkin in Minecraft is a simple process, simply craft some shears using two iron ingots from smelted Iron ore after it is placed in the furnace. Once you have got two iron ingots, open up the crafting menu (using a crafting table) and place one iron ingot in the second box on the first row, then place one iron ingot in the first cell on the second row. Now simply collect the shears! It should be noted that any combination of two diagonally placed iron ingots in the crafting table box will give you shears as shown in the image above.

After having the shears in your inventory, find your desired pumpkin and let the beautifying process occur by using the shears on the pumpkin and you will see that your pumpkin has now been transformed into its true form.


How to Create a Jack-O-Lantern in Minecraft

If you are wanting to get into the true Halloween spirit, you may want to consider creating a Jack-O-Lantern, this is a very simple process as all you need is a carved pumpkin and a torch. Open the crafting grid in the crafting table and place the torch in the second row, middle box, with the pumpkin placed in the top/first row in the middle box again.

You can now pick up your Jack-o-Lantern to place in the world around you.

Further, if you want to create a Snow Golem, simply gather/make two blocks of snow and then stack them up two tall. Add either a plain carved Pumpkin or a Jack-O-Lantern on top and you will have your Snow Golem!

How to Make Pumpkin Pie in Minecraft

If you are feeling extra hungry and want your character to have a satisfying meal, combine a pumpkin with sugar and an egg in the crafting table and you will then have a delicious pumpkin pie to eat. Along with this, apprentice-level farmers (villagers) can also trade you four pumpkin pies for a single emerald if you want to gather them faster.

Will you be making use of these crafting recipes for pumpkins?

Minecraft is available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Seris X/S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, IOS, Android, and many more platforms.

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Gordon is a contributing writer for Attack of the Fanboy, a Games Design (BA) Honours student, and a Video Game Ambassador. He has been writing at AOTF for over a year and a half, with four years of games writing experience for outlets like Green Man Gaming. When he's not busy, he'll no doubt be experiencing games, writing poetry, playing guitar, adventuring, or happily starting a new Skyrim playthrough! As an avid Final Fantasy XIV player, he also hopes that you'll gain a warm feeling from his community stories. Gordon has reported on Fallout 4 and Destiny 2, whose favorite genres include action RPGs, MMORPG's and First Person Shooters but is always experimenting with many other types of games.