I think I have found a new love of drawing pumpkin stencils. I’ve spent the last week drawing up nearly 20 of them, and the worst part about it is that there is no way I’m going to be able to carve that 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!
Make these pumpkins last by carving artificial pumpkins!
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 scales.
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
Use a very sharp knife to cut out the black areas along the lines you transferred. Using a narrow, strong knife really does make pumpkin carving a ton easier.
Send us a photo! Here’s the werewolf that my son and I carved just this last weekend!