How To Carve A Pumpkin

Written by   (author of Obvious Conclusions)  |  Date Updated: May 17, 2020

how-to-carve-a-pumpkinThis is the best post on how to carve a pumpkin! We bring you the top ten videos on how to carve a pumpkin and also let you know where to find cool and free pumpkin carving stencils as well as great pumpkin pie recipes.

When Halloween comes, there is one skill that you definitely want to have–pumpkin carving skill. For some of us who have an artist within, this is a no-brainer. However, for others (like me!), carving a pumpkin is not an innate skill. Fortunately, there is hope for us who did not exit the womb with artistic abilities. As I wrote in the post How To Learn How To Draw, we can find our “artist within” even if we don’t think that we have an artist within.

So, as I always strive to bring you the best how to videos and articles, my effort today is focused solely on bringing you the best how to videos on how to carve a pumpkin so that you will not have to search endlessly for cool pumpkin carving videos. Also, after the video section, I will also bring you some great places to get free pumpkin carving stencils. Really, why create from scratch when we can find great pumpkin carving templates on the Internet?

Also, since we will have many Halloween pumpkins about, it’s also a great time to view some pumpkin pie recipes so we’ll find some recipes for pumpkin pie that will knock you out.

So, without further ado, let’s get started with the best pumpkin carving videos.

How To Carve A Pumpkin Videos

Below, you will find the best pumpkin carving videos the Internet has to offer. I have reviewed each of the videos and provide a summary just under the link. To watch the videos, simply click the link and the pumpkin carving video will appear in its own window.

After watching these, you’ll have the confidence to win the pumpkin carving contest at your Halloween party.

Pumpkin carving tips – How to carve a pumpkin for Halloween


Just in time for Halloween, here are some great ideas for pumpkin carving AND some tips for making your pumpkin last longer after it’s carved.

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How to make/carve pumpkin ideas ready for Halloween. This video shows you five great pumpkin related tips for you to try this Halloween.

How to Carve a Pumpkin Perfectly


It’s easy to carve the best jack-o-lantern on the block as long as you’ve got the right pumpkin carving tools in your arsenal!

How to Carve a Halloween Pumpkin : How to Carve Halloween Pumpkins


Learn how to start carving your pumpkin with expert tips on how to carve a Halloween pumpkin in this free video clip.

How to Carve a Pumpkin for Halloween : Tips for Making a Pumpkin Face


Drawing faces on pumpkins for Halloween is a time honored tradition, get expert tips and advice on carving jack o lanterns and pumpkins in this free video.

How to Carve a Killer Pumpkin with Leah D’Emilio


Leah D’Emilio shows you step by step how to pick, prep and carve your pumpkin.

Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Though it is possible to carve your pumpkin according to your own drawings, most of us will want to create our pumpkin carving from a stencil. Here are 3 sites from which you can download and print free pumpkin carving stencils.

DLTK’s Holiday Activities for Kids | Pumpkin Carving Patterns: This page has many stencils that you can print for free found at the bottom of the page. When you click the pumpkin stencil links, you will see ads at the top of the page (drag the line to make them disappear) and then print out the graphic which has instructions on how to use the free pumpkin carving stencil.

Pumpkin Lady Pumpkin Patterns: These free pumpkin patterns come from the Pumpkin Lady. Beware, they seem like they cost money. However, at the bottom of many of the pumpkin stencil pages, you will find the free pumpkin carving stencils.

Free Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns: This is the best page of free pumpkin carving stencils. It is easy to use without ads in every singe corner. For unique and free pumpkin stencils, check this out.

And finally, to make your Halloween complete, check out all of these great pumpkin pie recipes!

How To Carve A Pumpkin: Summary

This page has been dedicated to that timeless Halloween event of pumpkin carving. We have endeavored to find all of the best how to carve a pumpkin videos and bring them to you all in one place.

We hope this page serves you well in your Halloween pumpkin carving adventures and perhaps, for a few of you, gives you the tools to go to that Halloween party and bring home the top prize in the pumpkin carving contest!

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