Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkin stencils

Lock, Shock, and Barrel Pumpkin Stencils

Kids, be sure to have an adult help you with the carving tools!

What you will need:

  • Ready-to-carve pumpkin
  • Standard printer paper
  • Soft graphite pencil
  • Clear tape
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Black permanent marker
  • Pumpkin carving tools


TIP: Carve Barrel’s face first, then carefully carve away the outer circle. If needed, secure his head with toothpicks.

  1. Download and print the template on standard printer paper. Scribble heavily all over the back of the template with a soft graphite pencil.
  2. Tape the template onto a ready-to-carve pumpkin that is clean and dry with the scribbled pencil side on the pumpkin.
  3. Trace over the template with the ballpoint pen to transfer the image onto the pumpkin. Define the template with a marker and then carve out the design.