For all of the dog lovers out there, there are plenty of stencils available online to carve your favorite pooch on a pumpkin. From Pugs to Doberman Pinschers, a stencil definitely helps if you’re not a good freehand artist.
Let’s not forget the cats in the household! There are many cat breed stencils available for carving pumpkins as well. Whether you have a Maine Coon or a Sphynx, you can carve a pumpkin to look just like your feline companion.
Some people simply aren’t good at carving altogether. Even with a stencil as a guide, it can be tricky to make that pumpkin turn out just like Fido or Fluffy. One major slip and the pumpkin may no longer look anything like a dog or cat at all. An alternative is to simply use the stencil and a permanent marketer to color in a canine or feline face on your pumpkin. The pumpkin will last longer and the artwork is just as impressive a carving would be.
Whichever stencil you choose, be sure to have fun with it! Happy Halloween!