Every year, our kids love to carve a pumpkin. A few weeks before Halloween, we gather around the yard and make a big mess while Dad carves the pumpkin. It’s definitely an adult job, but we let the kids pull out the pumpkin guts every time. If you love a little Jurassic fan, then they’ll love this FREE Printable Dinosaur Pumpkin Carving Stencil! They can pick from two different Tyrannosaurus Rex designs.
Jack-O-Lanterns are no longer enough for kids today. They love to carve a pumpkin that reflects their personality. As parents, we know it’s not exactly easy to carve cool designs. That’s where a pumpkin carving stencil comes in handy.
You just print out the stencil, attach it to your pumpkin and use it as a guide to make an outline on your pumpkin. When you carve, use a pumpkin carving kit, and then follow the outline you made to cut the dinosaur shape out. It’s much easier than trying to do it by hand.
Don’t forget that you can make some delicious Roasted Pumpkin Seeds as a family snack when you’re carving the pumpkin. That might be my favorite part!
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- Halloween Front Porch Decorating Ideas
Print Your Free Dinosaur Pumpkin Carving Stencil
Before you begin, read up on Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips and never let a child carve a pumpkin. They can watch, hand you tools and help scoop out the inside. Kids love to watch the shape come to life as you carve.
- Real Pumpkin (at least 8″ tall)
- Pumpkin Carving Kit
- Printer, Paper and Black Ink
- Tape: Duct Tape or Masking Tape
- Glow Sticks Or Pumpkin Halloween Lights
Download the PDF file below and save it to your desktop or bookmark the URL to this page (especially if you want to find it again for future Halloween seasons). Print out the stencils. You do NOT need to use card stock paper. In fact, it works better with regular copy paper.
Next, tape the stencil onto the pumpkin. Use a hole cutting tool from your pumpkin carving kit to puncture tiny holes through the paper onto the pumpkin, following the outline of the design.
Lastly, remove the stencil from the pumpkin and follow the holes you punches with a double-sided tooth saw. Once you’re finished, you’ll be left with a Tyrannosaurus Rex shaped pumpkin.
On Halloween night, add Halloween Pumpkin Lights on the inside to really showcase your hard work and design! It’ll glow and show off your dinosaur.