Presidential Pumpkin Stencils

These playful pumpkin ideas provide a clever way to show your patriotic spirit! Use our free downloadable pumpkin stencils of your favorite politicians -- from Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine to Donald Trump and Mike Pence -- then grab a carving knife and start designing your political pumpkin.

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    Hillary Clinton Pumpkin Stencil

    Pumpkin Carving Level: Advanced

    Make it a historic Halloween by carving a pumpkin of the first female presidental nominee. Editor's Tip: The majority of this design is cut through or scraped, so opt for a bigger pumpkin and enlarged stencil to ensure you can see the small details.

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    Donald Trump Pumpkin Stencil

    Pumpkin Carving Level: Advanced

    Carve a smiling Trumpkin to create a huuggee curbside impression. Use small carving utensils to ensure you maintain the features and, of course, the presidential candidate's infamous hairline.

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    Tim Kaine Pumpkin Stencil

    Pumpkin Carving Level: Advanced

    The Virginia senator amuses crowds with harmonica hymns, and this pumpkin will strike the same lighthearted note. The cutting portion of this design is forgiving, but focus on the pumpkin scraping to ensure your gourd stays true to form.

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    Mike Pence Pumpkin Stencil

    Pumpkin Carving Level: Intermediate

    Hoosier favorite pumpkin? The Governor of Indiana might be a top contender this Halloween. After taping this pattern to the pumpkin, focus on carving from the inside out to ensure the smaller details don't get overlooked.

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    Bald Eagle Pumpkin Stencil

    Pumpkin Carving Level: Beginner

    The best part of this soaring stencil? There's minimal cutting involved. You only carve the head and wingtips -- the remainder of the design is created by scraping away the top layer of pumpkin to expose a flickering glow.

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    American Flag Pumpkin Stencil

    Pumpkin Carving Level: Beginner

    Your American pride will shine through this patriotic and practical design. Editor's Tip: Carve the stars first, then cut through the first and third flag stripes. To provide your pumpkin with greater stability, only scrape off the top layer of two remaining stripes.

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    Elephant Pumpkin Stencil

    Pumpkin Carving Level: Beginner

    They say an elephant never forgets, and trick-or-treaters will never forget this creative design. Carve out the elephant's head, then lightly scrape the design of the flag behind the head for an grand ol' pumpkin.

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    Donkey Pumpkin Stencil

    Pumpkin Carving Level: Beginner

    This adorable donkey gives your pumpkin a kick of personality. Carve out the donkey's head, then lightly scrape the shape of the flag for a truly Democratic design.

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    Joe Biden Pumpkin Stencil

    Pumpkin Carving Level: Intermediate

    A pumpkin carved with Vice President Biden's grin brings a sparkling glow to any stoop. Editor's Tip: Start with the eyes and teeth to ensure the pumpkin remains stable during the detail work.

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    Barack Obama Pumpkin Stencil

    Pumpkin Carving Level: Intermediate

    Mark the last year of President Obama's term with a presidential portrait. Editor's Tip: Start with the eyes and teeth to ensure the pumpkin remains stable during the detail work.

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    John McCain Pumpkin Stencil

    Pumpkin Carving Level: Intermediate

    The Arizona senator is up for re-election this year, making it a perfect time to bring out a McCain-inspired pumpkin. Editor's Tip: Carve from the outside in to ensure the features remain proportional.

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    Sarah Palin Pumpkin Stencil

    Pumpkin Carving Level: Advanced

    You betcha! This illustration of the former governor of Alaska takes a lot of small detail work, so enlarge the pattern before printing. We recommend using a tall pumpkin to ensure there's room for all features without going rogue on the design.

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