Unlike many other pumpkin stencils, there's no need to grab an etching tool to create this striking griffin -- a sharp carving knife is all you need! Check Halloween supply stores for specialty pumpkin-carving knives; they have skinny, serrated blades designed to cut tight designs.
1. Attach your printed griffin stencil to a hollowed-out pumpkin with clear tape.
2. Use a large pin tool to poke holes through the paper into the pumpkin's skin, following along the stencil lines. Remove the paper stencil.
3. Carve the stencil lines, using the pin pricks as a cutting guide.
4. Illuminate your pumpkin's interior with a candle.