Once upon a time, a pumpkin and a knife were all you needed to carve a traditional Halloween Jack O’Lantern. Just as the internet has changed everything else in the world, the internet has raised the old tradition into a new art form by providing tips on how to carve a pumpkin and a huge selection of mind boggling free templates to use to create your master piece.
Check out the following sites for free templates or just use these ideas for creating your own one-of-a-kind Halloween Jack O’Lantern.
Free Pumpkin Carving Templates 1.
The free pumpkin carving templates from Celebrating Halloween provide excellent templates to print off for beginners and challenging templates for the more advanced carver. The selection is excellent. Also check out their tips and techniques for modern ideas for carving your pumpkin.
Free Pumpkin Carving Templates 2.
The Pumpkin Lady: Patterns has a wide variety as well. Many cost money, but at the bottom of each category, there is a selection of free templates as well. Be sure to check back often as the free templates change daily.
Free Pumpkin Carving Templates 3.
Carving Pumpkins provides instructions for techniques that bring the ability to shade areas of your pumpkin carvings. Pumpkins are no longer stuck being just silhouettes and cut-outs. It is easy to carve your pumpkin into the face of a celebrity or a mascot using a selection of tools.
Free Pumpkin Carving Templates 4.
The Extreme Pumpkins website is a collection of award winning ideas from previous years. These go beyond the normal pumpkin carving templates. Check out the pictures for ideas on creating your own extreme pumpkin.
Free Pumpkin Carving Templates 5.
The people over at Fabulous Foods have some great free templates to download for your pumpkin carving. While you are there, don’t forget to check out their imaginative recipes for pumpkin seeds, pies and other edible pumpkin specialties.
As techniques for carving pumpkins into Jack O’lanterns have changed, so have the lighting options. Pumpkin Masters has several kits to help you light up your jack O’lantern. You can also check into using LED lights and flashlights rather than the more traditional, and fire hazardous, candles.