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9 pumpkin carving templates for kids

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:

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Dalene Ekirapa

Tuesday 24th of September 2019

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.


Tuesday 24th of September 2019

These templates are great! And SUPER helpful to have in this upcoming month. My kids are gonna LOVE them!

Angela Sherman

Sunday 22nd of September 2019

I need to print these for my husband!

Jeannette (Jay Joy)

Sunday 22nd of September 2019

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


Sunday 22nd of September 2019

These are great templates. I love Holloween and with these templates, the kids would love them. Thanks for sharing.

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