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How to Use Halloween Pumpkin Stencils

pumpkin stencils & carving tips
Carve up something fierce with these pumpkin stencils and pumpkin carving patterns. Decorate your front porch with a scary Jack-o'-lantern or cute carved pumpkin with these printable pumpkin carving patterns and designs. These unique pumpkin carving patterns will help you make the perfect Halloween decoration.

Pumpkin Stencils


Pumpkin Carving Tips


Pumpkin carving is a great project for adults to do with children. Kids can design the jack-o'-lantern face, and adults can do the carving! Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Place the pumpkin on newspaper for easy cleanup.
  • Cut a circle around the stem of the pumpkin, using a knife with a long sturdy blade. (Making the cut at an angle will help keep the top from falling through when you place it back on.)
  • Don't toss the seeds! For a delicious snack, try our recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.
  • Before making that first cut of the jack-o'-lantern's face, study all sides of the pumpkin to find the smoothest side.
  • Draw the design on a piece of paper or print out one of our handy jack-o'-lantern carving stencils.
  • Tape the paper to the pumpkin, then score the design onto the pumpkin by punching through the paper into the pumpkin flesh with a large nail.
  • With a sharp serrated knife, cut out the design using the punched holes as a guide. Remove the cut-out pieces by pushing them out from the inside of the pumpkin.
  • The finished result is ready to be lit on that special, fun and spooky night!