Every year the kids want to carve pumpkins. It gets boring to do the same thing every single year. You can print out your own free stencils online to use for carving your Jack-O-Lanterns at home. You will simply need a few tools to do it. You will need a knife for sure. Another thing that is great to have is an ice pick. Make sure that you have a measuring cup or something to scoop out the pumpkin seeds. Here are several places you can get great stencils and print them out on your own home computer.
Once you print out your stencil, put it on the side of your pumpkin with tape. You will then want to trace it with something like an ice pick or a large nail that you can poke holes into the side of your pumpkin with easily. Once you remove the stencil, you can finish cutting out your design.
Basic Halloween Stencils – This site has bats, faces, and other various basic designs to carve.
Different Dog Breeds – Carve the face of your favorite dog breed into your pumpkin. These are a ton of fun for the pet lover in your family.
Face Designs – Here you can pick different silly or scary faces for your pumpkin.
Nick Jr Stencils – If you have small children, this is the site for you. This one offers Dora, Diego, Swiper, and a lot more fun friends that they show on Nickelodeon shows.
Fantasy Jr. – Here you can find different ones such as a cat, skull, and the words BOO!
Animal Themes – Here you can choose from a cat, dinosaur, or even a crazy rabbit. They have several different animal stencils to offer.
Sponge Bob – A lot of kids love Sponge Bob and here are a few patterns from this show.
Disney Patterns – This site offers Cinderella, Tinkerbell, and more.
Scooby Doo – Here are several patterns from this classic show.