Try this awesome list of pumpkin stencils for creating the most awesome pumpkin carving ever - ideas for pumpkins that reminds you of Star Wars, IronMan, the LEGO movie or even Game of Thrones!
Our last 100 FREE Pumpkin Carving Stencils was so popular, I thought we should share some *NEW* ideas so you can quickly find the cool patterns you'll need to carve the most awesome pumpkin ever!
55 Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils for Kids & Teens
Our kids love to find pumpkin stencils for their favorite book or movie character each year so we've rounded-up a ton of favorites for you!
Last year, we looked for more than an hour to find a really great Ironman stencil.
We know first hand that it can sometimes take longer to FIND the right stencil than actually carve the pumpkin ;)
So browse this list of favorites for big kids & teens -- you'll also find more ideas on the 100+ Free Pumpkin Carving Stencil post too!
Tips for Carving Pumpkins with Kids
A few tips for hosting your own carving session:
• Cover the table with newspaper to make clean-up easier
• Be sure to tape down/secure the paper stencil while tracing the design onto your pumpkin
• Keep a large bowl on the table to collect seeds (for toasting!)
• Use a Pumpkin Carving Kit for quick & easy carving - we like the ones that have small pokers and mini-saws that are easy for kids to hold and use
• Carve out the smaller areas of your picture first and then the larger ones
• If a section of the pumpkin falls off - don't fret! You can use toothpicks to secure the piece back into place
And one of our BEST tips -- cut a hole in the bottom of your pumpkin so you can just sit it over the top of the candle!! It's easier to light the candle that way and you don't have an issue with a cut-off top that shrinks and falls into your jack o'lantern :)
Ironman, Thor & More Superhero Pumpkin Stencils
Looking for Ironman, Ant Man, Thor, Captain America & even Groot? Visit Orange & Black Pumpkins for lots of superhero stencils!
Kids Cartoon Pumpkin Stencils
Some of your kids' favorite Nick Jr. personalities can be turned into jack o'lanterns -- find Paw Patrol, Dora & Diego, Peppa Pig and more at the Nick Jr. Pumpkin Stencils page.
If you're a fan of classic cartoons, Cartoon Jr. has a few Scooby Doo stencils.
Or visit Pumpkin Glow for patterns of Charlie Brown, Calvin & Hobbes, the Flintstones, and many others.
Pumpkin Carving with Favorite Movie Characters
SheKnows has an excellent round-up of patterns for Frozen, The LEGO movie and other film characters.
Any Jedi fan would love a Yoda pumpkin! You can find stencils for all your favorite Star Wars characters at Starwars.com.
If you have teens who are fans of The Game of Thrones (the series, books or games), they love these Game of Thrones pumpkin stencils at Free Stencil Gallery!
Emoji Pumpkin Stencils
Great for those texting tweens & teens ;)
Carve some of your favorite emojis into your pumpkin this year -- find emojis for a thumbs up, pizza, puppy, ghost and many other fun 'show your feelings' stencils at Better Homes & Gardens.
Classic Halloween Pumpkin Stencils
If you're a purist when it comes to Halloween, Pumpkin Masters offers quite a few free patterns on their website including ghost, spider & bat stencils.
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