It's time to carve those Halloween jack-o-lanterns! There are lots of ways to create those awesome designs, but the easiest is with a pumpkin stencil.
With a stencil, you can just print it out, tape the stencil to the front of your pumpkin and go from there, but the easiest way is by using graphite paper to transfer the design right onto your pumpkin. You will get much more accurate results. You can find step-by-step instructions on using graphite paper with a pumpkin stencil in our Dory stencil post here.
Now that we know the basics of using stencils, how would you like to make some pumpkins adorned with your favorite cartoon characters? There are stencils available for so many of our favorites!
Printable Pumpkin Stencils
You can start out with some of these fun character pumpkin stencils:
Cartoon Jr. has lots of FREE printable pumpkin stencil patterns featuring My Little Pony, The Avengers, Hello Kitty, Harry Potter, Skelanimals, Scooby Doo, Star Wars, Monster High, and classic Disney Characters like Donald Duck, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Bambi, Pinocchio, Cinderella and more! Find all of the free pumpkin character stencils here.