Carving a pumpkin for Halloween with our kids or grandchildren is messy, but fun. Generally, we cut two triangles for eyes, another for the nose and a half-moon-mouth.
However, we always wish we could be more creative and fashion our carvings into something distinctive. Read on about Halloween pumpkin sculpting info and stencils that allows you and the kids to carve exactly the design you want.
Martha Stewart: How to carve a pumpkin
From how to select a pumpkin and the tools needed for carving to how to add lighting to the inside of your creation, Martha Stewart gives you step-by-step instructions. Just click here.
15 Halloween pumpkin carving patterns
Click here for free, downloadable jack-o-lantern stencils from the DIY television network.
More pumpkin designs from DIY Network
Click here for 22 classic pumpkin carving ideas with a humorous twist.
DLTK gives you 85 different pumpkin design templates
Along with “how to” instructions, the folks at DLTK provide easy to download templates. For some real fun layouts, click here.
Here’s 75 more pumpkin patterns
Just when you thought you had seen every pumpkin carving available, just click here for 75 more.
And finally….hundreds more
The Pumpkin Pile website presents hundreds of original patterns in 12 different categories, including: traditional, classics, cartoons, movies, super-heroes, sports, video games, words, celebrities, vehicles, animals and symbols. Click here to find the one that’s just right for you.
Happy Carving! Send us your pictures when you’re done!