We make carving easy this Halloween with pumpkin-carving stencils! These carving patterns are a simple way for kids (who are old enough to wield a sharp object) and adults alike to create pumpkin masterpieces of their very own.
Of course you could carve some cool pumpkins freehand, but why take the risk when we make it so easy to create detailed and imaginative jack-o’-lanterns?
How to use pumpkin-carving stencils
- Prepare pumpkin by cutting a circle around the stem to create a lid, then gut the pumpkin (reserve the seeds for roasting!).
- Print the stencils you’d like to use and tape the stencil to the best-looking side of the pumpkin.
- Using the transfer tool from your pumpkin carving kit (even a toothpick or a pen would work), press tiny holes around the lines of your stencil pattern, being sure that you can see the holes, but that you’re not pushing all the way through the pumpkin.
- Finally, carefully cut along the dots and push out the pumpkin flesh to reveal your design.