The most popular Halloween pumpkin carving patterns go beyond the standard jack o’ lantern or scary witch these days. With a stencil, some carving tools, and a little patience, you can transform a pumpkin into your favorite celebrity, Disney character, superhero, or even President Barack Obama.
Although many people still love to carve a basic pumpkin with triangle eyes and a silly smile, there are 100s of printable pumpkin carving patterns online that will help even the most novice carver create a masterpiece. (see list of patterns below)
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According to The History Channel, putting a jack-o’-lantern out for Halloween is a tradition that started hundreds of years ago in Ireland. Turnips or potatoes were used for many years, but fortunately Irish immigrants started using pumpkins when they arrived in America.
What are some of the most trendy pumpkin carving templates people are looking for? According to TV Over Mind, many people enjoying carving pumpkins that look like the stars of popular TV shows like The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, and Game of Thrones.
Movie stars and Disney characters also rank right up there with the most highly-searched carving stencils. This year, expect to see plenty of Frozen and Hunger Games-themed jack o’ lanterns on your neighbors’ doorsteps.
The Queen of Free writes that superhero carving patterns be big hit this Halloween. Trick or treaters are bound to see Guardians of the Galaxy’s Groot and Rocket, Ninja Turtles, Superman, and Batman pumpkins lighting the way to the neighborhood candy supply on October 31.
What are the best sites to find free or reasonably priced Halloween pumpkin carving patterns online?
Stonykins has a wide variety of stencils including President Obama, various celebrities, and basic scary witch templates.
Pumpkin Pile also has several easy-to-carve celebrity pumpkin stencils.
Pumpkin Glow has hundreds of popular stencils, including Robin Williams, Joan Rivers, The Munsters, Elvis, and Marilyn Monroe.
Disney Family has a free Olaf carving template for Frozen fanatics.
The Queen of Free has a list of great carving patterns for 100 popular Disney characters.
Zombie Pumpkins has printable pumpkin carving stencils for The Walking Dead, Frankenstein, Batman, Edgar Allen Poe, and many more.
Will you be carving a pumpkin for Halloween? Do you stick with the traditional jack o’ lantern or go all out and carve yours into a masterpiece featuring a celebrity, scary haunted house, or cartoon character?