Day of the Dead Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Free Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Pumpkin Carving Stencils

I am SOOOoooo excited about sharing this brand new set of pumpkin stencils with you today! I haven’t done any hand-drawing in a long time, so these were ridiculously fun to put together for you! And I must say, I think they turned out beautifully!

The Day of the Dead is a visually stunning holiday celebration from Mexico. Sometimes called Día de los Muertos, it is celebrated from October 31 through November 2. It is intended to remember and honor family and friends who have died. The holiday has roots in the Christian All Saints Day holiday as well as ancient Aztec festivals that celebrated Mictecacihuatl, the goddess who watched over the dead. Today the Day of the Dead is celebrated all over Mexico and the popularity is spreading rapidly all over the United States.


These Day of the Dead pumpkins might be a little challenging, but they will be worth the effort! If you’re willing to put this much time into a pumpkin carving, you might want to consider carving an artificial pumpkin so that it will last for many years!

Be sure to check out our Day of the Dead party printables, too!

How to Carve a Pumpkin With a Printable Stencil

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Founder and CEO of Woo! Jr. Kids Activities, Wendy loves creating crafts, activities and printables that help teachers educate and give parents creative ways to spend time with their children.

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