Night Sky with Bats Pumpkin Stencil

These cartoonish bats are all aflutter over their favorite time of year, and so are we! Join in the Halloween enthusiasm by carving this fun, kid-friendly pumpkin stencil for your front porch. Just swoop down below to grab our free stencil pattern.

Pin
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Share your take on this idea!
Upload your photo here.
CLOSE

Save yourself the trouble of tracing with this quick hack! Rather than piercing along the star outlines, just press a metal star-shaped cookie cutter firmly into the side of your pumpkin. (Look for cookie cutters that are about the same size as the stars on the stencil, but don't worry about finding a perfect match.) Use a mallet to tap on the cookie cutter until it pierces the pumpkin shell, then remove the cutout center. Repeat as needed to create your starry sky.

continue reading below

To carve:

1. Sign in to BHG.com to download our free stencil pattern, and print it out. If necessary, reduce or enlarge the pattern with a photocopier to create a custom fit for your pumpkin.

2. Clean the interior of your pumpkin by carving a circle in its bottom (not the top) and scraping out all the seeds and fibrous, stringy bits with a scraper tool. On the side of the pumpkin that you're planning to carve, scrape the pumpkin pulp until it is approximately 1 inch thick.

3. Tape the printed pattern against the side of your pumpkin and transfer the pattern onto the pumpkin skin by piercing along the stencil lines with a push pin. Keep pin holes within 1/8 inch apart for best results. Detach the stencil pattern carefully and keep it handy.

4. Carve the moon shape and star shapes with a skinny serrated crafts knife by gently sawing along the pin-hole guidelines. After you've carved the entire design, reach into the pumpkin and press on the cutout sections with your fingers, nudging them out.

5. Using the stencil pattern as a guide for size and placement, draw the bats on the pumpkin with a black permanent marker. Light up your nighttime scene by placing a battery-operated candle inside the pumpkin.

Pin
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Share your take on this idea!
Upload your photo here.
CLOSE

More Free Pumpkin Stencils for Halloween

close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...

Add My Photo close
I Did It!
Share on Facebook
Uh oh! Please pick a jpg at least 600x600px.
Share on Facebook
Uh oh! Your photo failed to upload. Please try again or visit your profile.
No one has shared their photo yet.
close