Mythical Creatures Pumpkin Stencils
Scare up some mythical fun with pumpkins carved to look like monsters inspired by legend. Carve a fire-breathing dragon, a mesmerizing Medusa, a horned ogre, or a grinning vampire. Stay up on pop culture with a zombie pumpkin stencil featuring a gravely hand reaching up to the moon.
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Zombie Pumpkin Stencil
He's alive! In this pumpkin stencil, a gnarled zombie hand reaches to a full moon. Scrape some dried grasses around the base of the hand for a three-dimensional effect.
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Ogre Pumpkin Stencil
This giant ogre looks great carved into a glowing Halloween pumpkin. Carve his one-eye-too-big face into your display -- and don't forget the dumbfounded grin!
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Werewolf Pumpkin Stencil
Have a howlingly fun Halloween with a werewolf carved into a full moon. You'll cut away the moon from your pumpkin, leaving the werewolf's snarling profile in relief. For added drama, spray-paint your pumpkin black before carving your design.
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Dragon Pumpkin Stencil
Let actual fire (in the form of your lit candle) glow from this spiky dragon's mouth. Carve the dragon's profile and etch a few details, including its scaly stomach and imposing wings.
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Medusa Pumpkin Stencil
Trick-or-treaters better not stare too long at Medusa's peering eyes. This mythical monster and her snake-coiled hair is said to turn onlookers into stone.
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Griffin Pumpkin Stencil
Need an easy-to-carve pumpkin? This design has a bit of detail in the Griffin's claws and fur but is a good pumpkin stencil for a first-time carver.
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Phoenix Pumpkin Stencil
Take flight with a reborn phoenix -- a mythical bird said to rise from the ashes. The feathered wings are made by scraping the surface of the pumpkin, while the body is set aglow when you carve it out of an extra-wide pumpkin.
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Vampire Pumpkin Stencil
Let this fanged creature haunt your Halloween steps this holiday. He's extra-spooky when carved out of a black pumpkin (simply paint the pumpkin before you start), but he'd still look menacing in a large orange pumpkin.
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