When I think of Halloween party decorations the first thing that comes to mind is a carved pumpkin. Halloween just isn’t Halloween without one. Below is a list of free printable Pumpkin Carving templates and a link to how to make your own pumpkin carving tools.
Martha Stewart has over 50 free Halloween Pumpkin carving templates to print and use. The templates vary widely from an elegant vines and leaf template to a traditional spooky witch template. My favorite is the Faux Bois template because it is so unique. What I love about these templates is that she also has a how-to page for each. This makes it very easy for the beginner to use any of her templates on their pumpkin.
HGTV features 16 free printable Halloween pumpkin templates to print. I like their designs because they are clean and simple. Most are traditional designs but there are a few uncommon templates like the Hansel and Gretel design.
Better Homes and Garden
Better Homes & Garden has 27 free pumpkin carving stencils of your favorite dog breeds. I bet this style of pumpkin carving would be a favorite among children.
Lastly, I found a valuable resource on How to make your own homemade tools for Halloween Pumpkin Carving. This is a wonderful video that shows how to make your own tools so can save money and skip purchasing expensive pumpkin carving tools.
Resources: Cited above.