The internet is the largest resource for finding the best pumpkin carving ideas, provided you know where to look. Here’s a list of the most frequented websites and their tutorials for getting the best looking pumpkin for this season, may it be the scariest or the cutest looking one.
For those who live among true Disney fans, the Disney Family website provides carving methods for making your pumpkin look like characters ranging from Jack Skellington from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” to Pooh Bear to any Disney princess.
Other all-time favorites are the lookalike pumpkin ‘faces’ depicting the Team Umizoomi characters. Their site offers stencils for the entire gang as well as for “Dora the Explorer,” “Blue’s Clues,” and “Yo Gaba Gaba!”
The Pumpkin Pile site offers one of the largest varieties of stencils, ranging from those inspired from movies like Star Wars, the Ghostbusters or Harry Potter, to video games characters, to sports or cars logos and even to political figures.
For those who want to stay clear of too childish looking pumpkin carvings, The History Channel website comes up with a few patriotic ideas, including a stencil for George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as well as some for the Liberty Bell or pilgrims inspired ones.
If you are looking for a few ideas for free then the Spookmaster.com offers a stencil of the day free of charge and the Stonekins have 100 carving inspiring ideas just waiting to be tried out.
Other websites worth checking are the Pumpkin Stencil Maker, who offer videos of their carving techniques, Kim’s Free Pumpkin Patters, who depict fun looking faces, Free Carving Patters, who include a hand full of ribbon cut ideas alongside stencils you need to pay to get access to and the Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas, who provide traditional carving figures.