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Pumpkin Stencils for Halloween

Our pumpkin stencils have always been our most popular content on Fantasy Jr. So this year, to make it easier to find all of them, I’ve consolidated all of them into one place. So bookmark it now – there are twenty two designs that are perfect for any age and skill level!

Easy and Medium Difficulty Pumpkin Stencils

Here are 12 classic pumpkin carving designs of Halloween animals, a skull, haunted tree, ghosts, and a traditional pumpkin face. Make these pumpkins last by using our tutorial on how to carve artificial pumpkins on Craft Jr.!

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Skeleton Pumpkin Stencil

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Haunted Tree Pumpkin Stencil

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Black Cat Easy Pumpkin Stencil

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Boo! Pumpkin Stencil

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Owl Pumpkin Stencil

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Ghosts Easy Pumpkin Stencil

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Vulture Pumpkin Carving Template

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Spider Pumpkin Template

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Dragon Pumpkin Stencil

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Crow Pumpkin Stencil

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Halloween Bat Pumpkin Stencil

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Super Simple Pumpkin Face

Scary Pumpkin Stencils

I have found a new love of drawing pumpkin stencils since I started drawing them for our sites a few years ago. The worst part about it is that there is no way I’m ever able to carve this many pumpkins once Halloween comes! If I had to choose one pumpkin stencil from the scary stencils below, I think it would have to be the wolf. Or maybe the evil angel. Or maybe both! These are a little more advanced and will take longer to carve. Use them on a large pumpkin to get the full effect of fear in your trick-or-treaters!

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Pumpkin Stencil of Wolf or Werewolf
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Pumpkin Stencil of a Fallen Angel
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Gremlin Pumpkin Carving Pattern
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Pumpkin Stencil Grimacing Face

Funny Pumpkin Carving Templates

As my kids have gotten older, they have acquired a bit of a dry, smart aleck-y sense of humor thanks to their wise-cracking father. So I drew up these more funny pumpkin stencils for them as they hit their tween and early teen years. Little kids won’t really get the humor in a Facebook themed pumpkin, nor a jack-o-lantern with a brace-face, but these 6 humorous designs were a huge hit in our house. Since my kids are a little geeky like their mom, they especially liked the emoticons and the “Like” button templates:

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Funny Vampire Pac Man Pumpkin Carving

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Geeky Funny Facebook Pumpkin Idea

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Funny Pumpkin Brace Face

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Big Mistake Funny Pumpkin Face

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Groucho Marx Pumpkin Face

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Funny Winking Emoticon Pumpkin

How to Transfer Stencils to Your Pumpkin

Make sure you choose a stencil that matches the overall shape of your pumpkin. Choose taller carving designs for tall pumpkins, wider carving designs for short and fat pumpkins.

Print out the pumpkin stencils and make sure they will fit. If it is too small or too large, use your browser’s “Print Preview” setting and experiment with printing out the stencils at different percentage scale sizes.

Temporarily tape the stencil to your pumpkin, then use the tip of a nail to outline the black areas by poking holes through the paper into the skin of the pumpkin. Remove the paper and you have the outline of the stencil left on the pumpkin to carve.

If you are old enough to use a razor blade, this is also a good way to transfer the design – just know that the razor won’t cut all the way through. This is just for transferring the design to the pumpkin surface. Use a very sharp knife to cut out the black areas along the lines you transferred. Using a narrow, serrated, strong knife really does make pumpkin carving a ton easier.

Discussion

12 comments for “Pumpkin Stencils for Halloween”

  1. [...] Cute Halloween Stencils [...]

    Posted by Carving Fruit, Summer Recipes, Watermelon Baskets | Craft Jr. | June 27, 2009, 10:15 pm
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  5. there all so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by kira | October 28, 2009, 11:46 pm
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  10. I really like the cat stencil. Cute and creepy at the same time.

    Posted by Digital Fruit Entertainment | October 16, 2010, 11:13 pm
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