5 Easy Pumpkin Carving Ideas with Stencils

Easy Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Use these free and easy pumpkin carving stencils to carve impressive pumpkins in half the time!

Download and print them for free, and pin them to your pumpkins to use as an easy carving guide. We’ve kept all our designs simple so they’re easy enough to do with kids, and you can pick the one that matches your decorations. Choose yours below!

Zombie pumpkin

Raise the living dead with this super creepy and super easy zombie pumpkin idea!

With two big round eyes and jagged teeth, this is basic design proves that complicated isn’t always better! But if you’re feeling a little more artistic, follow the orange lines on the template to score lines around the zombie’s eyes to make it look gaunt and tired!

Zombie Pumpkin Design

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Day of the Dead pumpkin

This looks like a really complicated pumpkin design but with a stencil, it’s actually pretty easy. All you need to make this impressive Day of the Dead pumpkin is a steady hand, our free stencil and a knife.

We’ve kept the design fairly simple to make it easy for beginners and if you have a drill, you can use it to finish off the more intricate parts of the design (adults only, of course).

The perfect addition to any Day of the Dead themed Halloween party, take a look at our ultimate guide to throwing a Day of the Dead party for more easy decorating ideas.

Day of the Dead Pumpkin Stencil

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Haunted house pumpkin

This easy haunted house pumpkin will look spectacularly spooky on your window sill to greet trick or treaters!

Perfect for a creepy haunted house party theme, complete the look with other haunted house themed decorations like cobwebs and lifesize skeletons.

Haunted House Pumpkin Design

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Harry Potter pumpkin

If you’re potty for Potter, these easy pumpkin design is perfect! It features Harry’s iconic round glasses and lightning bolt scar so there’ll be no mistaking who it’s supposed to be!

Harry Potter Pumpkin Design

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Cauldron pumpkin

Finally, there’ll be double trouble with our cauldron pumpkin design!

Perfect for a wicked witch party theme, it’s not too intricate so it’s easy enough for children to carve. Just make sure that there’s always an adult around to supervise and that you use LED candles instead of real ones when children are around.

Easy Cauldron Pumpkin Design

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How to use a pumpkin stencil

  1. Print your stencil and cut out the design.
  2. Pin it to your pumpkin.
  3. Draw the design onto your pumpkin with a black marker pen.
  4. Remove the stencil and get carving!

Which pumpkin will you be carving this year? For even more pumpkin carving ideas, take a look at the rest of our free pumpkin stencils and check out:

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