It’s day TWENTY SIX of 31 Days of Halloween and today we’re talking about carving pumpkins, specifically Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils! If you missed day one’s post, click here.
Are you planning on having the BEST carved pumpkin on the block this year? Then your going to need a stencil and what could be better than a FREE stencil. Well I went searching for some and do you know what I found? A TON of websites that list hundreds of free stencils. GREAT, I thought, so I picked a cute stencil to download. BUT what I found was that stencil would no longer be available or worse the whole article no longer even existed. Which brings me to this post, because I’ve decided if those other websites won’t keep their list updated, then I will.MORE than 2000 Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils, Patterns, and Templates #31daysofhalloween Click To Tweet
Below you’ll find the ULTIMATE List of Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils (patterns and templates). And no matter how long my list grows I promise to check the current links and update it yearly because just like you I enjoy carving a new Halloween pumpkin each year.
The ULTIMATE List of Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils
Check Out These FIVE Resources for Your Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils
(39) Disney Character Stencils includes characters from some of the most popular Disney movies; Mickey Mouse, Lightning McQueen, Tow Mator, Jack Skellington, Snow White, Tinkerbell, and more!
(40) Nick Jr. Character Stencils includes kid favorite characters such as Dora the Explorer, PAW Patrol, Barkyardigans, Blaze and Shimmer and Shine.
(17) Cinematic Stencils from She Knows in the form of popular children’s movie characters including FROZEN, Angry Birds, Finding Dory, Maleficent, Guardians of the Galaxy, and others.
(132) Geek Stencils from Think Geek where you can find the best of the best geeked out pumpkin carving stencils including Dalak, Mockingjay, Ello, House Targaryen is Angry, Death Star, WOW Horde symbol, WOW Alliance symbol, and so many more.
FIVE More Resources for Your Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns
(10) Angry Birds Stencils from Angry Birds Nest has ten carving patterns to choose from whether your carving or painting these look awesome.
(02) DIY Calligraphy Stencils from Style Me Pretty are for people who prefer ‘PRETTY’ over ‘SPOOKY’ when it comes to Halloween pumpkin carving.
(12) Pop Culture Stencils from Better Homes and Gardens including the likes of Lady Gaga, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Swift, Kate Middleton, and more.
(17) Pop Culture Icon Stencils from She Knows are more for Grown Ups featuring some amazing odes to Pop-Culture Icons such as Fifty Shades of Grey, #SorryNotSorry, The Doctor’s TARDIS, and Starbucks.
(31) Classic Jack-O-Lantern Stencils from Reader’s Digest including patterns for an emoticon face, spooky gravestone, spider, bats, and several classic Jack-O-Lantern faces among others.
FIVE More Resources for Your Free Pumpkin Carving Templates
(38) Spooky Stencils from Halloween Pumpkins are really cool! Personally, I just love the alien peeking out of the pumpkin template.
(05) Girly Movie Stencils from Christie Speich includes some of my favorites Breaking Dawn, Beautiful Creatures, and City of Bones. Christie shares her pumpkin carving shading techniques in this blog post.
(08) Star Wars Stencils from Star Wars includes eight carving stencils of your favorite characters to choose from.
(15) Political Stencils from She Knows.com includes the likes of Trump, Clinton, and Sanders as well as the US flag.
(160) Pumpkin Carving Stencils from She Knows is a massive collection of carving templates including the BEST Halloween jack-o-lantern faces, including Obama.
And MORE Resources for Your Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils, Patterns, and Templates
(428) Pumpkin Pile has a huge collection of pumpkin carving templates to choose from including traditional, classic, movie, cartoons, super heroes, sports, video games, words, celebrities, vehicles, animals, and symbols.
(80) Creepy Clown Stencils can be found among these random templates from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids.
(873) Cats and Witches Stencils from The Pumpkin Lady are among some of her UNIQUE patterns as well as classic jacks, screatures, special occasions, fairytales, harcest home, numbskulls, boo crew, snows days, back to nature, hallow words, have faith, and all American.
(261) Traditional Stencils from Spook Masters including all the classic spooky stuff and the not so classic such as sports team and animals templates. This must be largest free collection of pumpkin stencils (patterns and templates) I’ve happened across yet.
STAY tuned … more Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils, Patterns, and Templates will make the list, so be sure to PIN this post to your Pinterest!
HOW TO CARVE PUMPKINS: Depending on the type of carving you choose, you will either hollow-out the pumpkin prior or leave it as is and engrave the stencil on the pumpkin surface by scraping through the skin into the shell, but not all the way through it.
- To start decide on free pumpkin carving stencil(s) and PRINT.
- Securely tape your stencil or pattern on to your pumpkin.
- Use a push pin or a pokey tool to push holes into your pumpkin about every 1/8 inch or .5 centimeters along the pattern outline. Here’s a nice (reusable) kit that includes a pokey tool: Pumpkin Carving Kit.
- Remove your stencil and carve over the hole lines.
- Clean up your pumpkin and place a candle in it (battery operated candles or small flashlights are safest and recommended).
AND that’s it, you’ve got yourself a Jack-O-Lantern all ready for Halloween.
That’s it for today’s 31 Days of Halloween post but be sure to come back tomorrow because I’ll be making suggestions for how to put together some Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for the Whole Family.
Comment below and let me know which one of these Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils YOU will be using this year for your Halloween pumpkin.
31 Days of Halloween 2017
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