Carve Your Own Spooky Animal Pumpkin

We’ve created some animal pumpkin templates for you to use this Halloween! We would love to see your finished carvings, so be sure to send us a picture on our Facebook page when you’re finished. Happy Halloween!


You will need:

  • A printer with plain white paper
  • Pumpkin
  • Scissors
  • Long-handled spoon
  • A tack, pin, nail or other sharp object
  • Carving knife

How to carve your animal pumpkin

  1. Print out your favourite template:

Heart Paw (Easy)

Puppy (Medium)

Kitty (Hard)


  1. Pick out a pumpkin and wipe down the best side of the pumpkin. This is where your picture will go.
  2. Carve a circle in the top of the pumpkin to open it, and then scoop out the seeds and flesh on the inside.
  3. Cut around your template and tape it onto the pumpkin. If your pumpkin is a funny shape, we found that wetting the paper a little bit allows you to mold it to your pumpkin.
  4. Use a tack, pin, nail or other sharp object to poke holes around the outline of the template. Be very careful! Get help from an adult if you need it.
  5. Remove the paper and carve your design!

    Share your photos with us on Facebook!