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When the autumn season arrives, families everywhere start to look for fun fall activities to do with the family. One of the best family fun activities to enjoy during the autumn season is pumpkin carving. Being able to carve pumpkins into your Halloween creatures such as a bat, a ghost or even a gravestone is one of the best ways to enjoy quality family time together. Today I would like to share 9 pumpkin carving templates for kids after some tips for pumpkin carving with kids. I hope you can have fun with them while carving the pumpkins.

Pumpkin on a table. Includes images of all templates for pumpkin carving too.

Tips for pumpkin carving with kids

As with any activity that involves sharp objects, it’s best that pumpkin carving is done with adult supervision. You can purchase kid-themed pumpkin carving knives, but supervision is always best suited when enjoying this family fun activity together. If you’re thinking about using KiddyCharts free pumpkin carving printable, then you’ll want to know a few tips for pumpkin carving with kids.

Pick the right pumpkin

The best way to get good results with our free pumpkin carving printable is to pick the right pumpkin. A smooth, light-weight pumpkin will work best to use our pumpkin carving designs. 

Use an easy design

KiddyCharts knows we’re not all born as artists, that’s why these free pumpkin carving templates are easy enough for both beginners and advanced pumpkin carving families to use.

Go slow

No matter how many years you’ve been carving pumpkins with kids, it’s always best to take your time with slow, smooth, and steady movements to carve our template just perfect on your pumpkin.

Skip the real candles

Use battery-operated LED lights instead of traditional tea light candles inside your carved pumpkin. This will reduce the fire risk and give a safe option for your kids to turn on the pumpkin when sunset arrives. 

Using our free pumpkin carving printable

Now that you have some safety tips for carving with kids, feel free to download our free pumpkin carving printable. This template provides you with everything you need to carve a simple, yet beautiful pumpkin this autumn season.

Click the square image below to download the pumpkin carving printable

Pumpkin with a witches hat on alongside the Pumpkin templates.

I hope you enjoy the pumpkin carving templates and have fun with your children. Are you looking for more Halloween resources? We have some great ones you need to check out:

There are several Halloween resources out there you can pop up after you finish with what we have:

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  • The idea of LED-Batteries for candles is so safe! Anyway Halloween is really fast approaching and people should start getting ready for some pumpkin carving.

  • Hello, pumpkin carving template! My kids will love these. October is a cool holiday month for my family and we love crafts!

  • Wow, I did not know that there are pumpkin carving templates like these. Halloween will surely be a lot of fun in your place.

  • Can’t wait for Halloween! I’m looking forward to some arts and crafts to get more creative (and scary) for this time of the year

  • The templates are amazing, thanks for providing them for free. I can’t believe Halloween is almost here, feels like yesterday. 2019 is passing way too fast.

  • Those templates are awesome. Thanks for them! I think we are going to go with the Jolly Roger because we love Pirates!

  • This is my favorite time of year. These are some really fun activities for the kids. I will be doing this with my son.

    • great to know that there are templates readily available to make those pumpkins cuter. this will definitely make Halloween celebration funnier and more exciting.

  • These are some pretty great templates. I will have to bookmark this and show this to my daughter so see which one she might want to try. We love Halloween time.

  • We don’t have fall season where I live but I’m so excited to visit Seoul this November and experience autumn season for the first time

  • Carving pumpkins is such a fun activity. And these templates are great for children. Thanks for them and the extra Halloween resources.

  • Those are such cute templates! I think my kids only carved a pumpkin once — they really liked the trick-or-treat part of Halloween the most. I wish we had had these template — maybe it might have piqued their interest more!

  • Halloween season seems like it was just yesterday. Last year I freehanded the carvings, but I definitely want to try to use templates this year. Thanks for these! (reciprocated by Natasha Romero-Salas)

  • Is that time of the year already! Wow, when did the year pass by? Your templates are so cute! It is so much easier to carve a pumpkin using a template then do it free handed.

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