This long, lean skeleton pattern is perfectly proportioned for tall, slender pumpkins. You may need to resize the stencil with a photocopier if your pumpkin is short and round.
1. Cut a circle in the bottom of the pumpkin and clean out the interior, scraping the pumpkin flesh thinnest in the area you're planning to carve.
2. Attach printed stencil to the pumpkin with tape.
3. Use a push pin to prick along the stencil lines, piercing the paper through to the surface of the pumpkin. Keep pin pricks closely spaced.
4. Carve along the pin pricks with a thin crafts knife, cutting completely through the side of the pumpkin. Discard excess pumpkin pieces.