Yesterday, we took the kids to Youngs Dairy in Springfield to do the corn maze and pick out a pumpkin. It was a beautiful fall day – not too hot, not too cold. We had a great time! On the wagon ride back, the kids started discussing how we would carve the pumpkin – which led me to search for free pumpkin carving patterns. I thought I would share the list in this post in case it might be helpful to others.
Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns
- Pumpkin Masters, the creators of the popular pumpkin carving kits, offers 4 free patterns to download (Flack Jack, Ichabod’s Fate, Good Bite Moon, and Grim Creeper). In addition, if you like them on Facebook, they have a few free patterns available only for their Facebook fans.
- Better Homes and Gardens has a great selection of unusual free pumpkin carving patterns – like text speak, dog and cat breeds, and Carving for a Cause Stencils. I particularly like their Carving for a Cause stencils. For each one downloaded, Better Homes and Garden will donate $2 to the charity. Charities include the March of Dimes, Rebuilding Together, Susan Komen, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
- Spookmaster has 5 free patterns plus another freebie that changes daily. The five patterns are Sharpie, Going Batty, Damsel in Distress, Night Watchman, and Bewitching Hour.
- About’s Family Crafts has 13 free patterns including a clown, Frankenstein, Cool Guy, and cat.
- DLTK has some neat pumpkin patterns for kids including Thomas the Tank Engine, Sponge Bob, Trick or Treat, and Cute Ghost. Scroll to the end of the page for the patterns.
- The Pumpkin Lady currently has 12 free patterns including a Fairytale Castle, Ribbon Reminder, and American the Beautiful. Facebook and Twitter followers have access to even more free patterns.
- Pumpkin Pile has a ton of free patterns sorted by category. Categories include Words, Sports, Traditional, Video Games, Cartoons, Super Heroes, and Movies. I think my son would love the Star Wars one. He might have a hard time convincing his sisters though!
- The Pumpkin Wizard also has some unusual ones including Harry Potter, and Shrek.
- Disney Family has free pumpkin carving templates for a lot of the Disney characters. We love all things Disney so we may end up picking a pattern from this site.
- Hershey’s (of the chocolate fame) has 30 patterns of varying skill level. I love the Reeses Cup one!
Some of the sites I have listed also have paid patterns, but I have linked to their freebies page. Don’t see any you like? Pumpkin Masters has Pattern Maker Software that includes mix and match facial parts, scenes, letters, and numbers, so you can create your won. It also comes with 20 Pumpkin Masters’ patterns.
Although it is not an online offer, be sure to keep a watch for specially marked Disney Halloween movies. We got one over the weekend that came with cute pumpkin carving patterns (Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy). They also came with Halloween stickers.
Know of any other sites that offer free pumpkin carving patterns? Free free to leave a link in the comment.