We always carve a big pumpkin on Halloween night at our house before we head out trick 'r treating, so when I came across several sources of free downloadable pumpkin-carving stencils, I wanted to scare, I mean, share them.
Print out a PDF of your fave pattern, tape the stencil to your pumpkin and poke the outline of the pattern with a push pin and start carving. You also can shrink or enlarge them on a copy machine to get just the right scale.
Mickey, Minnie, Tinkerbell, Jack Skellington, Goofy, Pooh, Cinderella, Tigger and all your favorite characters are available from DisneyFamily.com.
From the American flag to John Wayne to Comedy & Tragedy masks, PumpkinGlow.com has it all. The site also offers helpful carving tips.
10 fun spooky designs from Mars M&Ms Candy
Flamingos, bats, cats, stars and more from Celebrating-Halloween.com
Text Me "LOL," dog-breeds, spider, googly eyes, haunted tree and many more stencils and tips and ideas on carving from Better Homes and Gardens (you must register with an e-mail address).
Scary, traditional and momograms from eHow.com
Witches, cats, spiders and more at Hershey's fun Halloween site, which also has other fun coloring and craft ideas for kids.