DIY Pet Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Take your Halloween jack-o-lantern to the next level.
By: Jessica Remitz
Dog with jack-o-lantern

Ready to take your jack-o’-lantern to the next level? This year, consider carving your Halloween pumpkin into the shape of your four-legged besties.

First, cut the top of your pumpkin open and use a large spoon to scoop out the seeds. Remove and discard the flesh of the pumpkin, too.

Then, use a knife or box cutter to trace the outline of the stencil onto the outside of the pumpkin. Once you’ve made your way around the outline, remove the stencil.

Connect any missing sections of the outline using a pen or marker directly on the pumpkin.

Now you’re ready to carve!

Check out the stencils, below, and click on each image to download.

Dog stencil 1

Dog stencil 2

Cat stencil 1

Cat stencil 2