Looking for some pumpkin carving help this Halloween? Need a free pattern, stencil, template, cutout, or decorating idea for your Jack O’Lantern carving contest? Scary. I know. But don’t fear, I have 6 free scary Halloween stencils (templates or patterns) for your pumpkin carving pleasure. Or try these: Extreme Pumpkins: Diabolical Do-It-Yourself Designs and 20 Extreme Pumpkin Carving Designs (from Frightful to Fabulous) if you want more of a pumpkin carving challenge.
So go ahead, make a face, decorate a devil, or craft a cat. Personally, I go batty over bats…but I digress. Feel free to download any or all of these free Halloween pumpkin patterns and don’t be a scaredy cat to customize your own creation from these templates.
|Download: Bat Stencil (PDF)||Download: Vampire Stencil (PDF)|
|Download: Black Cat Stencil (PDF)||Download: Cat Stencil (PDF)|
|Download: Jack Stencil (PDF)||Download: Devil Stencil (PDF)|
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Pumpkin Carving Stencil Instructions:
- Download the free pumpkin stencil/pattern you like best, and print.
- Using scissors, remove the black area of the stencil, leaving the white space free from scissor marks.
- Trim and make small incisions in the stencil. This helps it to lay flat on the face of the pumpkin. Tape the edges of the stencil to the pumpkin.
- Transfer the pattern by tracing a marker or pen along the stencil. Alternatively, poke holes along the pattern with a tool or needle. Remove stencil.
- Prepare your pumpkin by removing the top or base, removing the pulp and seeds, and scraping the inside.
- Using a sharp knife, or a Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit carve your scary face! See How to Carve a Pumpkin.
If you’re not into carving your pumpkin, use the stencils to create a design and then paint! Yes, you can display a painted pumpkin on Halloween! Painting a design is safer and can be a fun project for kids. Who doesn’t like a green pumpkin with red blood and blue guts?
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Do you carve or paint pumpkins for Halloween? Have a favorite Jack O’Lantern design or pattern? What do you do with your pumpkins after the frightful night? (Yes, I’m looking for some frugal pumpkin ideas. Boo!)