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Pumpkin Carving Stencils (Free PDF Printables)

Get ready for some spooky fun with these 100 Halloween pumpkin carving stencils and patterns that are all free to download and print! With these pumpkin stencils, kids (and adults, too!) will be able to partake in a fun and interactive Halloween-themed activity that is sure to fright!

For this series, we created a massive range of pumpkin carving stencils for all ages and skill levels. Included are detailed outlines of jack-o-lantern faces, Halloween Disney-themed stencils, monsters, creepy cats, witches hats, tombstones, superheroes, plus tons more that you can see below!

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To use any of these free pumpkin carving stencils, you can click on any of the below images or links to open the high-resolution PDF on a new page. From there, you can freely download or print to your heart’s content!

All these PDF stencils and designs are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy! Also, be sure to see our easy tutorial further below on how to carve a pumpkin 🎃.

How to Use Our Pumpkin Carving Templates:

1. Find Your Fave: First, gather the kiddos around and take a moment to scroll through our collection of 100 PDF templates. Find one that makes everyone giggle or gasp—it’s all about those cherished family moments!

2. Download & Print: Once you’ve all agreed on a design (or maybe a few), click to download and hit that print button. Normal printer paper works just fine.

3. Choose the Perfect Pumpkin: While grocery shopping or during your family’s next pumpkin patch visit, keep an eye out for a pumpkin with a smooth face. It’ll make things easier, promise!

4. Pumpkin Spa Day: With your chosen pumpkin in tow, slice off the top and let the kids help scoop out the seeds. Maybe save them for roasting later? Yummy, and less waste!

5. Template Time: Trim around your printed design and place it onto the pumpkin. Tape it down so it’s smooth and snug. It’s a bit like putting a temporary tattoo on, but for pumpkins!

6. Trace it Out: Using a poking tool or even a trusty toothpick, make tiny holes along the template’s design. Think of it as connecting the dots, but spooky style!

7. Safety First: When it’s carving time, remember to always carve away from yourself. If the little ones are eager to help, maybe let them do some less detailed parts under your watchful eye.

8. Glow On: Once carved, pop a candle or safe LED light inside. The magical glow is always worth the effort!

9. Proud Display: Position your masterpiece on the porch or window sill, and let the world see your family’s creativity. Nothing like a bit of friendly neighborhood pumpkin envy, right?

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