Tuesday, October 18, 2011


'Tis the season to be carving pumpkins again.  Last year I had posted some free printable stencils here.  Here is a roundup of some more sources to spark your creativity. 

If you have toddlers or young children, Associated Content has 5 Safe Alternatives, which include painting a pumpkin or ball.

If you carve any pumpkins and would like to share your creations, please feel free to post it in the comments below and I would love to check it out.

Happy Haunting!

Pumpkin Pile has hundreds of different stencils - from traditional, to cartoons. video games and movies to sports

Stencilpunks is not just for pumpkins, but can be used on a variety of projects.  They has stencils for bands, poltical figures, movies and many others.

If you are looking for stencils for kids to do Kraft Foods has 6 easy free printable carving stencils, along with pumpkin carving tips

Here are some truly frightening concepts - Campaign-O-Lanterns by Associated Press

Hershey's has 30 printable Halloween stencils 10 in each category:  Easy, Intermediate and Advanced, depending upon skill level.
If you are looking for something a little different and non-scary, All About Stencils has a few free stencils like this Chinese symbol of happiness, a frog, a butterfly, a rose and a fleur de lis.

Spray Paint Stencils has hundreds of stencils in 34 categories, including Animal, Electronics and religious symbols and several other categories if your religion is not comfortable using anything that might be considered pagan. 

If you are a Christian and you are not comfortable with Halloween images
Associated Content has 10 Christian templates, including the Last Supper
Pumpkin Glow  has several free printables and in addition to the categories listed has fantasy and medieval, special occasion, music and television commercials characters such as Cap'n Crunch, Kool-aid pitcher, and Coke Polar Bear.

Budget 101 has a listing of 114 different stencils and lists if easy, intermediate or advance on each one

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