30 FREE Printable Pumpkin Stencils For Carving

Even if you don’t fancy the over the top decorating, pumpkin carving is a super fun activity! This is great for the whole family to get involved in, especially with older children.

You can get some tools designed specifically for carving pumpkins, but you don’t really have to! It can get messy, but after you’ve carved up your masterpiece, you’l know it was well worth it! Use an LED candle inside so it is safe and enjoy the orange glow of your spooky Jack O’Lantern.

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What You’ll Need

  • Pumpkin(s)
  • Preservation – many options out there, including specialty spray, bleach and vaseline
  • Carving tools – power tools, serrated kitchen knives, specialty carving tools, etc.
  • Stencil(s)
  • dry eraser marker or another type of marker that can draw out your stencil on to the pumpkin
  • Newspapers or another surface protecting covering
  • gloves

 

Helpful Tips

  • Size – Pumpkin should be the right size for your carving.
  • Pick the healthiest pumpkin(s) – they should have a healthy surface, without any cuts or bruises and the stem is hard and sturdy
  • Decapitation is not the only option – you can cut a hole on the bottom or in the back too.
  • If decapitating– make sure you cut the top in a cone shaped manner, this will prevent the lid from falling in to your pumpkin!
  • Powertools – if you have some, use them!
  • When removing the flesh – remove as much as you can to prolong the life of your pumpkin – you can use and ice cream scoop for this.
  • Use props – toothpicks can become creepy teeth and so can some fake plastic teeth. Get creative!
  • Preserving your masterpiece – pumpkins rot, the “best” solution we’ve found is either soaking your carved pumpkin in bleach and then spraying it every few days with a mild bleach solution, or simply spraying it and skipping the bleach soak.
  • Re-hydration – if your pumpkin begins to look a little dehydrated, fill a tub or container large enough for your pumpkin with water, and soak the pumpkin for a while, until it regains its shape.
  • Lighting – you can use tea lights in your pumpkin, BUT they shouldn’t be left unattended! You can buy some cheap LED tea lights or use a flashlight, so you don’t need to worry about safety.
  • Carving is not the only option – If you have small children or find it too messy, you can draw on the pumpkin, glue things to it, attach various items, and more.

We’ve searched the web and collected an array of pumpkin carving templates. Why not try these out?

Witches

 

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Pumpkin Carving Template Click here to download

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Witch 2 Click here to download

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving template   Click here to download

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Pumpkin carving template Click here to download

Animals

 

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template Click here to download

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template Click here to download

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template Click here to download

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template Click here to download

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template Click here to download

Cats

 

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template Click here to download

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template Click here to download

Disney

 

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Disneu Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template Click here to download

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Disney Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template Click here to download

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Disney Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template Click here to download

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Disney Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template

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Disney Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template

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Disney Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template

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“Traditional” Jack O’Lantern

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencil

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template

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Miscellaneous

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template
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Did you know Jack O’Lanterns originated in Ireland and they weren’t always pumpkins? Traditionally, people used turnips, potatoes and beets (those sound tough to carve)! It wasn’t until the early settlement of America, where the native pumpkin was soon deemed the perfect Jack O’Lantern and used ever since.

Carving Jack O’Lanterns originated from a myth, centuries ago. The legend has it there was a man named Jack who tricked the Devil many times, but was clever to convince him to promise if Jack died, his soul would not go to hell. When time came, and Jack died, heaven would not accept such a character and the Devil could not break his promise. Jack’s soul was sent off to a dark forest with only a lit coal to shine his way, he carved a turnip to put the coal in, and has been roaming the Earth ever since. People carved the turnips, potatoes and beets, and put them in their windows or near their doors in order to scare away Jack and other wondering spirits from coming to their homes.

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving template

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template

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 Sources

1. Martha Stewart

2. Martha Stewart

3. Pumpkin Masters

4. HGTV

5. HGTV

6. Pumpkin Pile

7. Pumpkin Pile

8. Pumpkin Masters

9. HGTV

10. Martha Stewart

11. Reader’s Digest

12. Disney

13. Disney

14. Disney

15. Disney

16. Disney

17. Pumpkin Pile

18. Disney

19. Pumpkin Pile

20. HGTV

21. Orange and Black Pumpkins

22. Celebrating-Halloween

23. Celebrating Halloween

24. Martha Stewart

25. DIY Network

26. Reader’s Digest

27. HGTV

28. HGTV

29. Pumpkin Masters

30. HGTV

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