Oh, pumpkin carving.
I avoided it for SO many years. When the kids were young, I convinced them that painting or coloring their pumpkins would be SUPER FUN. And it totally worked (see here)… for a while.
Now that they are older, we have started actually carving our pumpkins like normal people. My husband loathes this activity. I don’t mind it so much, although it is rather messy (obvs) and he and I have to do the actual scooping and cleaning because my kids
are wimps apparently can’t get their hands dirty…
We also end up doing about 95% of the carving for them, because they always want intricate designs like Hello Kitty with her tiny bow and whiskers (3 years in a row now…). So if we are going to be doing the carving, we should at least be able to pick a stencil we approve of, amiright??
Every year I go on the hunt around the internet for free pumpkin carving stencils that are fun and not too difficult. This year, I came upon these awesome free carving stencils on the Costume Supercenter blog (a pretty good blog if you need costume ideas, as well! Just navigate around the sexy Cosplay costumes and maybe don’t peruse with the kiddos around… LOL).
They have several designs from shows/movies your kids love like Transformers, LEGO Batman, Disney/Pixar, and Nightmare Before Christmas:
The Disney/Pixar stencils are about the cutest things ever. I mean, how about that design from Disney’s new film, Coco (which I will not be doing because those pieces be tiny…)? Heart eyes.
Others, however, are pretty simple – I’m going to heavily push the Transformer ones on the boys, because carving out large, straight edged chunks is about as easy as it gets…
Visit the links below to view and download these free pumpkin carving stencils from Costume Supercenter: