With Halloween right around the corner, now is the perfect time to be thinking about creating that perfect Halloween pumpkin for the front porch or table centerpiece! And one does not have to be a talented artist in order to create that creepy pumpkin masterpiece.
After the perfect pumpkin is selected, gather a few pins, some tape, a large spoon, newspaper and cutting tools or paint. Select and print the free pumpkin templates from the websites below and print. Most templates require Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded and installed to the computer hard drive for free.
Watch the characters come to life with the following assortment of free pumpkin carving and painting templates. Young children require parental supervision when carving pumpkins.
Free Halloween Pumpkin Patterns and Spooky Templates for Children
- DLTK-Holidays – This website offers step-by-step directions for pumpkin decorating. More than 30 templates are available on DLTK-Holidays. Some are basic patterns, while others are more elaborate. From charismatic characters including Scooby Doo, Sponge Bob and Thomas the Tank Engine to the scary R.I.P and Skull, creating that perfect pumpkin has never been easier!
- Disney Family – The site offers six lovable Disney character patterns – Winnie the Pooh, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Snow White, Tigger and Goofy. Simple step-by-step instructions are provided. The kids are sure to get a kick out of these fun Halloween templates
- PaperPumpkins – This website offers easy pumpkin stencil patterns designed specifically for children. More than 500 simple pumpkin carving templates are available. A few of the template categories include animals, faces, ghouls, monsters and goofy templates. Mini-pumpkin patterns are also available for small pumpkins.
Free Pumpkin Stencil Designs for Adults:
- PumpkinLady Halloween Stencils – There are many pumpkin patterns available on the Pumpkin Lady website. While most patterns cost about $3 each, seven templates are free of charge. Free pumpkin stencil templates are available each week. Some of the free Halloween templates include Hilde, Clownin’ Around and four Ribbon Reminders designs.
- PumpkinGlow – Looking for something unique and totally different this year to spruce up that Halloween decor? PumpkinGlow may be just the ticket. The “Un-Halloween” categories include Famous People, American Heroes, Comedians, Animals, Musicians and Medieval. Some of the famous people templates include John Wayne, Jennifer Aniston, Mona Lisa and Johnny Cash.
- SpookMaster Pumpkin Patterns – This website offers both free and subscription-based pumpkin patterns. The patterns can be downloaded one-at-a-time or downloaded in one handy file. The site is offering a Daily Freebie pattern every day.
- FamilyCrafts About Pumpkin Carving Patterns – About.com Guide Sherri Osborn offers 13 different Halloween templates designed by Tony Henry. Just a few of the available designs include a jagged face, female face, Frankenstein and a pig.
Get into the Halloween spirit this year by creating that very special, one-of-a-kind holiday pumpkin with the no-cost Halloween templates listed above. And or more family-fun spook-tacular Halloween projects, visit:
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