Halloween is almost here and that means pumpkin carving time! We love to carve our own pumpkin and usually do a couple of them so I’ve gathered up a few resources for you where you can download and print Pumpkin Carving patterns for free.
To start with- there is Pumpkin Masters where you can get 12 Free patterns as well as download a Free pumpkin carving iPad app HERE. And if you think you’ve got a winning Pumpkin this year- be sure and enter their Pumpkin Carving Contest on Facebook HERE. Deadline for entries is November 3rd.
Here’s some more free carving patterns, ideas & more…
If you prefer to skip the carving, there are lots of ways to just decorate a pumpkin too. Decorating a pumpkin is also a nice safe way for little ones who want to participate.
My son Austin & I decorated the mummy pumpkin shown to the right last night and it was quick and easy to do. We took long strips of toilet paper folded over a few times and wrapped it around a pumpkin and secured with first-aid tape. (You could also use rolled gauze if you had some on hand.)
I added a couple large moveable eyes I had purchased at a crafts store a while back, but you could always draw eyes on paper and cut them out and glue them to your pumpkin. We think he came out super-cute!
You can also find some more pumpkin decorating ideas HERE from Betty Crocker. And, you can head over HERE for some cute pumpkin costume ideas 🙂 –Thanks This Old House! And you can also go HERE for some fun ideas on painting & decorating a pumpkin and more (-Thanks LilSugar!).