Ask my kids and they’ll tell you I’m a pretty pathetic pumpkin carver. Or I was, until I discovered free stencils to guide me to the gory.
Once again this year, Better Homes & Gardens is offering a selection of free stencils for classic Halloween jack o’ lantern faces. There also are contemporary choices, including a happy fun face, dogs, cats, even a stencil for a “TextMe” design.
Plus, there are additional free downloads for basic step-by-step pumpkin carving techniques and pumpkin painting. Click here for the direct link to the BHG pumpkin stencil page.
Warning: The page opens with an intrusive video commercial that is difficult, if not impossible, to turn off or skip, so you might want to turn on your mute button first.
Pumpkin Masters is another resource for free pumpkin stencils. Although most of the downloads cost a few bucks, there are free patterns available on its website, with cute names like Ichabod’s Fate and Flack Jack that you can access if you “like” them on Facebook. Click here for the direct link to Pumpkin Masters free stencil page.
Warning: The page opens with creepy creaky Halloween sounds that can scare you out of your socks if you aren’t expecting it. But there’s a tab on the upper right of the page that lets you the mute the monster.