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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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