I swear every year I take my kids Trick-or-Treating and we see several homes that have those amazing carved pumpkins. First, good to them for mastering those carving tools because this mom has NOT! But then I don't want to spend a bunch of money on them, a book of 5 stencils for $10? REALLY? Well, I went on a hunt. Here are over 700 Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils for you to make your own! Your welcome 🙂
What is the traditional pumpkin carving stencils?
There are a number of traditional pumpkin carving stencils. One popular option is the jack-o-lantern, which features a face carved into the pumpkin. Other popular designs include spiders, webs, and ghosts.
How do you print a pumpkin carving stencil?
You can find an image online that you like, and then print it out on a piece of paper. You can then use this paper as a guide to carve your pumpkin. Then, just place the stencil over the top of the pumpkin and trace around it with a sharp knife.
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Do you have to use a pumpkin carving kit?
You don't have to use a pumpkin carving kit, but it can make the process a lot easier. Pumpkin carving kits usually come with a variety of tools that make it easier to get the job done, such as saws for cutting the pumpkin open, stencils for tracing designs onto the pumpkin, and gougers for scooping out the pulp.
If you're not using a kit, then you'll need some basic supplies like a sharp knife, spoon, and bowl. The knife should be sharp enough to cut through the skin and flesh of the pumpkin without too much effort. The spoon can be used to scrape out the insides of the pumpkin, and the bowl can be used to hold all of the seeds and pulp.
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Over 700 Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils From Disney to Kate Middleton
I suggest printing these free pumpkin carving stencils on cardstock so they will hold up better! Grab your pumpkin carving kit and pick your stencils and let's go!
Pop Culture Pumpkin Stencils – Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga, Kate Middleton, Robert Pattinson, and more.
27 Cute Pumpkin Stencils – Easy for kids and beginners (aka me!)
50+ Disney Pumpkin Templates – Everything from Thor to Disney princesses and even Monster's Inc!
20 Nick Jr. Pumpkin Stencils – All our favorite Nick Jr characters and they are so cute!
21 All American Pumpkin Stencils – From American to even political templates!
49 Geeky Pumpkin Stencils – Star Wars, Dr. Who, Star Trek, Angry Birds, Pokemon, Hello Kitty, Mario, Gangnam Style, and more!
24 Face Stencils – From clowns to traditional Jack'O'Lanterns.
15 Random Stencils – From Tinkerbell to Colonel Sanders, to Gary Coleman.
100 Pop Culture Stencils – Ranging from Bettie Page to the Beatles, and from the Mona Lisa to Rocket from Little Einsteins.
20 Simple Stencils – Probably be more appealing to beginning carvers or small children.
59 Pumpkin Stencils – They range from traditional Halloween designs to Mario, Thomas the Train, and Smurfs.
6 Random Stencils – They have tons of stencils to purchase, but they always have a random selection of free ones as well.
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56 Extremely Detailed Stencils – They range from Angry Birds to fantasy creatures like dragons and unicorns.
25 Stencils – They range from pretty and frilly to spooky and scary.
16 Halloween-Themed Stencils – There are some for every skill level here.
31 Halloween Stencils – From faces to whole-pumpkin decorations.
12 Midwestern Themed Stencils – Corn, barns, wheat, etc.
14 Pop Culture Stencils – Assassin's Creed, Facebook, Glee, Winnie the Pooh, and more.
120 Nature Themed Templates – Including animals, bugs, leaves, flowers, and more.
19 Religious Themed Templates – From Jesus to the 3 Wisemen and many bible stories in between!
Are you using free pumpkin carving stencils this year? Which ones did you pick? Let us know in the comments below!