Wednesday, October 27, 2010

FREE Elmo and Hello Kitty Pumpkin Carving Stencils

I hope you are all ready for Halloween! It's just around the corner and I can't wait. I'm almost finished with our costumes, just working on the finishing touches. I can't post photos yet but they will be up before too long.

I'm posting today to share two pumpkin stencils with you! We are going to be carving Sophie's first pumpkin this year and she LOVES Elmo. So I decided that is who we are going to carve into her pumpkin. I also made a Hello Kitty Stencil for a special friend of our family! Both of these patterns are available for FREE!


In order to use this pattern you will first need to download it. 
You can download and print either stencil by clicking on the photo above.
If you have any trouble with these links please contact me!

Always remember to be safe!

What you will need:
  1. Prepped Pumpkin (meaning no seeds etc.)
  2. Printed Stencil of your choice.
  3. x-acto knife or scissors (I prefer x-acto)
  4. Pumpkin Carving kit
  5. Permanent marker
  6. Masking Tape
  7. Creativity

Make sure you've cleaned and emptied 
your pumpkin of all the seeds and guts!

Next take your paper pattern.
Using an x-acto knife (or if your super skilled 
with scissors you can try that too); 
cut out all the white areas only on the paper!

Take your paper pattern and place on your pumpkin.
Tape it in place with masking tape.

Trying not to move your paper pattern around
use a permanent marker or similar to trace 
around the areas you cut out of the paper pattern.

Now it's time to carve out "those white areas" on your pumpkin. 
"Those white areas" should be the same as the 
white areas on your paper pattern.
You can refer to the pattern to make 
sure you're cutting out the correct areas.
Starting from the bottom carve out the mouth pieces first. 
Work your way up to the eyes.
That way you are not putting too 
much strain on the connecting pieces.
If the connecting pieces do happen to snap on you
simply grab a toothpick or similar object and connect them!

Insert your candle and you're done!

I'm carving the Elmo pattern tonight so I'll post more photos later! 
I hope you enjoy the pattern!

Happy Halloween!
As always thank you for reading!
♥ little foots
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  1. Great patterns! My husband & I got lazy years ago and carved a fake pumpkin. We now stick that out each year, but I imagine we'll be carving up real ones again as soon as our little guy is old enough to understand. I'll have to save the Elmo as he is already a favorite in this house. tfs! :)

  2. Thanks so much for posting these patterns. I used the Hello Kitty and it was a big hit!! I posted a picture on my blog at

  3. @Gnomes, Thank you so much for sharing your photos and for linking back to my blog! I'm so happy that you used the pattern. I hope you had a wonderful Halloween! Please follow my blog I'll have more free stuff up soon!

  4. This Halloween activity is very interesting. We don't do it here in our place, maybe because we find it unethical to carve pumpkins as if we're making fun of a vegetable. But seriously, I am amazed with how talented those who could carve. Thanks for these pumpkin carving designs . I would love to list them on my collection please. Cheers and good day always!