Free pumpkin carving instructions and templates. There are many sites online that offer free help for carving a standard, ghoulish or any-themed pumpkin to celebrate Halloween. Most offer free patterns and instructions, tips, and hints. Some offer pumpkin patterns for local sports teams, including the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, and the Blackhawks. Check these out:
- Martha Stewart: pumpkin carving basics plus lots more on the Grande Dame of crafts.
- Pumpkin Masters: Pumpkin carving tips and tricks and free patterns.
- Pumpkin Carving 101: Includes history, choosing, care, and even burial traditions for pumpkins.
- DLTK’s Pumpkin Carving Patterns: patterns and instructions and lots more on this great site for kids and moms.
- The Pumpkin Wizard: Celebrity patterns and more!
- How to Carve an Elaborate Pumpkin Design, Easily! Easy, illustrated guide with text and accompanying photos shows how to turn a pumpkin in to an elaborately carved pumpkin. Anyone can follow these easy instructions to produce a professional-looking Halloween Jack-O-Lantern!
- SpookMaster free patterns, plus hundreds of other pumpkin carving patterns for just one payment of $5.95.
Sports teams templates
- Stoneykins has 100 free pumpkin patterns, plus hundreds of other pumpkin carving patterns for a fee, beginning as low as $3.00 for 5 credits; many patterns are just 1 credit. Buy NFL football and other sports patterns, the Bears are on page 3.
- Free Official Chicago Cubs Halloween pumpkin stencils, just download the PDF. Go Cubs!
- Free Blackhawks pattern here.