Pumpkin carving is one of the most fun and exciting family Halloween traditions. Carving pumpkins with your kids is a great way to bond as a family and spend time together. However if you are not very artistic, designing a jack-o-lantern can be a daunting task. Luckily, there are many great pumpkin carving patterns available for free online. Some a very complex and therefore too difficult for children, but many are ideal for younger carvers. Here are ten of the best online pumpkin carving patterns for kids!
The jack-o-lantern face is the most popular mode of pumpkin carving. If your child wants a scary face for their pumpkin, try the Starry Eyes pattern, also from The Pumpkin Lady, is one of the simplest to carve patterns I have found. Not to mention that it is adorable!
Zombie Pumpkins has an entire section of bat pattern. This pattern has simple lines with gentle curves and minimal details so it is very easy to carve.
If you want a silly face for your pumpkin, turkey from Pumpkin Glow and it will be timely through Thanksgiving! The pattern is rated as easy, making it ideal for the little ones to carve.
Disney also offers some pumpkin stencils intended for children, including this “Oh no! face pattern. I love that it has hands on the sides of its face, making it all the more expressive!
Hershey’s also offers some nice patterns that are simple enough for kids. One of my favorites is an adorable spider pumpkin template. The curves in this piece may be a little challenging for some children, but the design is very simple and easy to carve.
The Pumpkin Lady also has a really cute template for creating a pumpkin that says “BOO!” The Boo! Pattern has very few interior cuts and has simple, clean lines that are easy for little hands to follow.