How to make a Carved Pumpkin in Minecraft

In this tutorial explanation you will learn in details on how to craft a carved pumpkin in Minecraft with step wise instructions.

Carved pumpkins in Minecraft are one of the many building blocks that you could easily make. A carved pumpkin cannot be made with a crafting table or furnace but instead would require use of a shears to carve a face into a pumpkin, a fruit block that grows and appears in grassy patches biomes with the same texture on all the 4 sides. Another feature is the “0 carved pumpkin” which is a carved version of a pumpkin which could be worn or could be used to spawn golems. It can be made by shearing a pumpkin placed on a ground.

Image of a carved pumpkin in Minecraft.

Pumpkin Supported Platforms in Minecraft

A carved pumpkin is available in the following different versions of Minecraft:

Platform                                             Supported (Version*)

Java Edition (PC/Mac)                                                    Yes (1.13)

Pocket Edition (PE)                                                         Yes (1.4.0)

Xbox 360                                                                       Yes (TU69)

Xbox One                                                                       Yes (1.4.0)

PS3 PS3                                                                         Yes (1.76)

PS4 PS4                                                                         Yes (1.76)

Wii U                                                                             Yes (Patch 38)

Nintendo Switch                                                            Yes (1.5.0)

Windows 10 Edition                                                       Yes (1.4.0)

Education Edition                                                          Yes (1.4.0)

 Materials Required to make a Carved Pumpkin in Minecraft

These are the materials required to craft a carved pumpkin in Minecraft:

  • 1 Pumpkin
  • 1 Shears

How to get a Carved Pumpkin in Survival Mode of Minecraft

You can choose to add a carved pumpkin in Minecraft to your inventory in Survival mode via carving the pumpkin so found.

1. Find a Pumpkin Plant

At First, you will need to find a pumpkin plant growing in Minecraft world of yours, found usually in the Extreme Hills or Plains biomes.

2. Hold your Shears

Next you will need to place the shears in your hand via selecting it in the hot bar.

Now the pointer to be positioned (the plus sign) on the pumpkin where the highlighted pumpkin would appear in your game window.

pumpkin and shears

3. Use the Shears

Next, to carve the face into the pumpkin, the shears to be used on the pumpkin that depends on the different version of Minecraft to shears on the pumpkin:

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac), choose and right click on the pumpkin.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), choose and tap on the pumpkin.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, choose and press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
  • For PS3 and PS4, choose and press the L2 button on the PS controller.
  • For Wii U, choose and press the ZL button on the gamepad.
  • For Nintendo Switch, choose and press the ZL button on the controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, choose and right click on the pumpkin.
  • For Education Edition, choose and right click on the pumpkin.

Image of pumpkin carved with face

The moment, face will be carved into the pumpkin, 4 pumpkin seeds will drop out that could be added in your inventory.

4. Dig up the Carved Pumpkin

Now the pumpkin to be carved by digging it up. The game control to dig up the carved pumpkin depends on the different version of Minecraft:

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac), choose and left click and hold on the carved pumpkin.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), choose, tap and hold on the carved pumpkin.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, choose and press and hold the RT button on the Xbox controller.
  • For PS3 and PS4, choose, press and hold the R2 button on the PS controller.
  • For Wii U, choose, press and hold the ZR button on the gamepad.
  • For Nintendo Switch, choose and hold the ZR button on the controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, left click and choose to the carved pumpkin.
  • For Education Edition, left click and hold on the carved pumpkin.

Image of a carve pumpkin dropped

Eventually the carved pumpkin will break and a smaller carved pumpkin that floats on the ground.

5. Pick up the Carved Pumpkin

It should be Made sure that you pick up the carved pumpkin before disappears. Image of a carved pumpkin gathered

Once picked, the carved pumpkin will appear in your hot bar. carved pumpkin in Minecraft

Hence the carved pumpkin in Minecraft has finally been made!

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