Pumpkin carving season is finally here! But if you're a klutz with a knife (like me), you'll appreciate these super easy pumpkin carving tutorials. You'll keep your fingers intact and have a beautiful display for your porch at the same time. Win-win!
Every Halloween I get grandiose ideas of intricate pumpkin carvings, but alas, I just don't have the skills to create a masterpiece on a gourd. But, lack of chiseling skills aside, I can create a pretty sweet Jack-o-lantern using the tools featured in a lot of these tutorials.
Stencils and printable templates make creating a design super easy. And when it comes to the actual cutting... Well, why not use a drill? A dremel rotary tool? A cookie cutter and a hammer? Those make the job much easier!
So check out these pumpkin carving tutorials and ideas for inspiration to make your Halloween a spooktacular one.
Simple Pumpkin Carving Tutorials
Welcome Pumpkin | Mad in Crafts
Star Wars Pumpkins | Frugal Fun 4 Boys
Cat Pumpkin | The Real Thing with the Coake Family
Cookie Cutter Pumpkins | Modern Parents Messy Kids
Minecraft Creeper Pumpkin | Happiness is Homemade
And here are some ideas from my pumpkin carving adventures last year!
Which of these designs do you plan to try first? The leaf pumpkin is at the top of my to-do list because I'll be able to use it in November, too.
For more pumpkin fun for Halloween and Thanksgiving, check out these crafty diys and yummy recipes: