Mythical Creatures Pumpkin Stencils

hand from grave carved into pumpkin
Try these free pumpkin carving stencils to scare up some mythical fun. Use a dragon stencil to create a fire-breathing beast or a vampire for a grinning ghoul. For even more pumpkin carving ideas, add some fright with a zombie pumpkin stencil featuring a withered hand reaching up to the moon.

Zombie Pumpkin Stencil

Beware the walkers. In this zombie pumpkin stencil, a gnarled hand a la The Walking Dead reaches to a full moon. Scrape some dried grasses around the base of the hand for a three-dimensional effect.

Ogre Pumpkin Stencil

This giant ogre looks great as a glowing Halloween pumpkin carving. Carve his one-eye-too-big face into your display—and don't forget the dumbfounded grin!

Werewolf Pumpkin Stencil

Have a howlingly fun Halloween with a werewolf carved into a full moon. The pumpkin carving patterns indicate where 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.

Ghost Pumpkin Stencil

Have a haunting Halloween pumpkin carving when you use our free pumpkin stencils to cut out a ghastly apparition. 

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. Use our pumpkin carving templates to perfect her twisting locks. 

Griffin Pumpkin Stencil

Need an easy-to-carve pumpkin? These free pumpkin stencils have a bit of detail in the Griffin's claws and fur, but it's still a good design for a first-time carver.

Dragon Pumpkin Stencil

Channel your inner khaleesi and let actual fire (in the form of a candle) glow from the mouth of this spiky dragon pumpkin stencil. Carve the dragon's head and etch a few details, including the scaly stomach and imposing wings, to make a symbol worthy of the House Targaryen on Game of Thrones.

Phoenix Pumpkin Stencil

Take flight with a Harry Potter-inspired pumpkin in the form of Dumbledore's reborn phoenix—the mythical bird that rises from the ashes. The pumpkin carving patterns explain how its 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.

Witch Pumpkin Stencil

Something wicked this way comes. Bewitch your guests with this Halloween pumpkin carving.

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. Download the free pumpkin carving stencils to get started.

Fangs Pumpkin Stencil

A vampire isn't complete without its pointy teeth. Use our pumpkin carving templates to slice out some ferocious fangs.

Learn how to carve a pumpkin! Our easy tutorial takes you through the clean-out and the carving, with time-tested tips on using pumpkin stencils.

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