Flickering Jack-o'-Lantern

Flickering Jack-o'-Lantern

October 24, 2021

example p5.js javascript random animation 🎃

This sketch creates a flickering Jack-o’-lantern by drawing a pumpkin, and then filling in the eyes and mouth with a random red/yellow color each frame. Try changing the color of the flicker!

Click here to edit this code in the p5.js editor.

flickering Jack-o'-lantern

This is part of p5 spooky sketches printout I made for CC Fest in 2019. That printout contains a bunch of Halloween-themed examples of drawing and image manipulation. Feel free to use it on your own or in a classroom!

Remix Ideas

  • Change the color of the flicker.
  • Add a flying bat to the background.
  • Turn the flickering on and off when the user clicks.

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