Today, there are a variety of tool kits on the market created especially for carving pumpkins. With these tools to the rescue, carving pumpkins is easier than ever before! 

Mix and match the patterns below, or create some of your own—cookie cutters and coloring books are good sources for inspiration.

Although any actual cutting should be left for the adults, there are plenty of opportunities for children of all ages to participate. Going to a pumpkin patch to pick out the pumpkin is a great beginning.

Tip: When not on display, store your carved pumpkin in the refrigerator with plastic wrap covering all the carved areas.

Flying Witch

Flying Witch

Halloween wouldn't be complete without one!

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Galaxy of Stars

Galaxy of Stars

Cut out as many stars as fit your pumpkin.

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Invite trick-or-treaters to your home with this friendly ghost.

Download Casper stencil >

Going Batty

Going Batty

Different-sized bats fly over the surface of your pumpkin, which looks equally enchanting from all sides.

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Going Batty


Tip-toe along the fence with this fabulous feline.

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Going Batty

Scaredy Cat

Say Boo to this little scaredy cat.

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Going Batty


Nothing says Halloween like a cute black kitty.

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Pumpkin Carving Stencils


What is Halloween without a ghost?

Download Boo! stencil >

To download the pumpkin stencils, you will need the latest Adobe Acrobat® Reader installed on your computer. Install Adobe Acrobat Reader for free.

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