Friday, October 29, 2010

LOTS of Free Pumpkin Stencils Plus Find Out Why Pumpkin Carving is Banned at My House

We can't carve a pumpkin due to my child's sensory issues - whew it was BAD the past two years when we just thought she would grow out of it and tried for a couple years straight to get her to help with the pumpkin. LOTS of gagging and throwing up, plus a pretty crazy fit when some of the pumpkin guts got on her hand. I feel horrible about it now - I just thought that she was a little weird! But this year, I knew better so we stuck these things that look like Mr.Potato Head pieces into our pumpkin. 
What do you do? PLEASE leave a comment below about anything. Whether it's a comment on my story, a comment on what you're doing this year for Halloween or how you carve your pumpkins - just let me hear something from you. I miss my reader interactions on Facebook - let's start interacting here! Well, you probably came for the stencils so read below for a whole lot of free pumpkin stencils!
There are several sites that are offering free pumpkin stencils this year. I have listed some previously but I will list them again in a BIG OLE Pumpkin Stencil Guide!
Hersheys Free Stencils "Carve up a sight to be seen by creating unique jack-o-lanterns with HERSHEY'S Halloween pumpkin stencils! It wouldn't be October without this fun Halloween craft. Choose a thumbnail to print a stencil template. Then follow the printable instructions. *Kids: Please make sure you get a parent or adult to help you with this activity."
Pumpkin Glow "For those looking for something unique for Halloween this year, something different, perhaps even inspirational, uplifting, or patriotic. This site features pumpkin templates that will challenge advanced pumpkin carvers as well as simpler stencils that will entertain beginner carvers. Create a masterpiece pumpkin that promises to be the hit of the party or the envy of the neighborhood. Browse the following categories and choose your perfect “Un-Halloween” pumpkin design below, or visit the “How To” section for tips on how to carve your perfect pumpkin"
Better Homes and Gardens Print our handy pumpkin stencil PDFs, then size on a copier and transfer the design to your pumpkin! Use these patterns to create cute - or creepy - pumpkins that will surprise your guests. Simply log in at (or register - its free), then open the PDF pattern and print. Size the pattern on a copier if needed. Tape it to your pumpkin and poke the outline of the pattern with a pin before carving your masterpiece!
M&Ms Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils Lots More Stencils!


Anonymous,  October 29, 2010 at 8:54 AM  

ok so i know you have already thought about this one but how about painting the pumpkin would that work? because it would allow alot more creative freedom and you could even use glow in the dark paint to see it at night. just a thought hope it helps!!-Danielle

Dixie Diva Deals October 29, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

No Danielle, I didn't even consider it - which is insane considering that my little monster LOVES painting! Not to mention the fact that I've combined all these great ideas for how to decorate a pumpkin, WITH a pic of a painted pumpkin right on top lol.
I appreciate your input!! I think that may actually use your suggestion tonight. We were looking for a fun Halloween themed activity and this will be better than just telling stories and drawing pictures. I am really glad that you posted your comment. Thanks again!