Spooky season is upon us, and pumpkins are ready to be harvested and are popping up in supermarkets. Whether you’ve grown your own squashes or are opting for shop-bought, here are some creative pumpkin carving templates to make your Halloween display a
spook-tacular one.

Pumpkin carving templates

You will need:

  • A pumpkin
  • A sharp knife for carving
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors
  • Tracing paper (optional)
  • A4 paper to print the stencil

There are a few ways to transfer the pattern from the stencil onto your pumpkin.

Either stick the A4 paper straight onto the pumpkin and use a carving knife to cut through the paper and the pumpkin skin to make the markings, then you can remove the paper and finish cutting out the relevant parts.

Alternatively, cut out all of the components and stick them to the pumpkin so you can decide exactly where you want each part to be so it perfectly fits your pumpkin.

Another way to do it is trace the pattern onto baking paper and use that to trace the stencil directly onto pumpkin.

Using the stencils

Print out the stencils onto A4 paper, then carve out the black sections. For thin lines, pierce the skin but don’t carve all the way through. This will allow the light from the candle to shine through, having a spooky effect.

Once you’ve used the stencils on your pumpkin, enter them into my pumpkin carving competition!

Gruesome
grin

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Scary
smile

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Frightening face

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Googly
eyes

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Wicked
witch hat

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Eerie
mask

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Frankenstein’s
monster

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Friday
13th

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Ghoulish &
ghostly

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Terrifying
teeth

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Spooktacular
square

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Bloodsucking
bat

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Spooky
spider

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Autumnal
leaf

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Creepy
cat

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Frightening
feline

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Petrifying
pet

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Once you’ve carved your pumpkins, enter them into my pumpkin carving competition where I have some great prizes up for grabs to take you into the festive season.

These easy-to-use stencils will have your Halloween display looking suitably spooky in no time. I’d love to see your pumpkin carving results, so send me your photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Find out how to cook with pumpkins in this blog:

Or check out my Pinterest board for more ideas:

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Pumpkin spice scones
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